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Fake egg sac?

ItsukinoKira

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Hello!!

So I was just checking up on my Bonnetina papalutlensis since she was building a nice mat and I thought she was going to molt... But she built an egg sac.

She molted one week after I got her and after that she has never been bred so I definitely think is a fake egg sac and now I'm (almost) sure she's an adult haha

How should I proceed c:? I'm new on this matter :B

Thank you!

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m0lsx

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We have had a couple of infertile egg sacks & we leave it a few days before removing them.

Use long tongs & preferably bamboo or plastic tongs, not metal. As mummy T can be protective.
 

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Just an afterthought. When you do remove the sack, don't feel you need to do it within a set time. It is perfectly OK to go back & do it later, if mummy T is getting stressed.

My wife took 2 or 3 goes to remove a sack from one of her Psalmopoeus cambridgei, but a couple of weeks ago removed a sack from her other & until that point, unsexed cambridgei, first go. And my red fang wandering spider was really easy to remove the sack from, thankfully. I had left the sack in the enclosure of the red fang, for close to a week & she was not at all bothered when I did removed the sack.

Also, do not forget to feed your B papalutlensis well in the weeks after you remove the egg sack. Laying an egg sack, even a phantom egg sack takes a lot out of T's.
 

ItsukinoKira

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Just an afterthought. When you do remove the sack, don't feel you need to do it within a set time. It is perfectly OK to go back & do it later, if mummy T is getting stressed.

My wife took 2 or 3 goes to remove a sack from one of her Psalmopoeus cambridgei, but a couple of weeks ago removed a sack from her other & until that point, unsexed cambridgei, first go. And my red fang wandering spider was really easy to remove the sack from, thankfully. I had left the sack in the enclosure of the red fang, for close to a week & she was not at all bothered when I did removed the sack.

Also, do not forget to feed your B papalutlensis well in the weeks after you remove the egg sack. Laying an egg sack, even a phantom egg sack takes a lot out of T's.
I had luck that she left it a bit when I looked at her today and took my chance.

I opened it and it has eggs :v?!?!?
Probably not going to develop but wot? #soconfusedomg
 

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