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GBB breeding- precoital food amount

Discussion in 'Tarantula Breeding' started by Metalman2004, May 24, 2018.

  1. Metalman2004

    Metalman2004 Well-Known Member

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    My female molted about 7 weeks ago. I have been feeding the hell out of her and she is just a bottomless pit. Everytime I think she is ready to refuse food she eats another cricket and does the happy dance.

    Last year When I did this I fed until she refused fold and then mated them. I didn’t lose either of my two MMs even after cohabing multiple nights. I’d like to do the same this time but I’m also afraid I’ll miss the ideal window to mate her. Pictures of her abdomen below and her eatinng her third cricket tof the day yesterday. What do y’all think? Does she look plump enough to just go for it?

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    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member

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    It looks like naughty time to me....:D
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    Tortoise Tom Well-Known Member

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    Yes, but is that really any different from any other day for you? :p
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    Well female #1 was still taking fold but very reluctantly so I decided to go for it Thursday night. This little MM was a champ. Went right over and was tapping on her legs within 30 mins. They went at it for about 1.5 hrs before she chased him away. I saw at least a couple of good inserts.



    I caught him maling a sperm web Friday. Female #2 refused food today so paired them tonight. They are still going at it currently but here’s a highlight.



    He seems to be having a harder time with #2 as she stays behind her rock hide and the angle is a bit off for him. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen good inserts here too though. I guess I’ll know in a few months!
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    Cool! It looks like he's doing alright!
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    He made it out alive from pairing two! Frmale #3 is starting to slow doen on food. I’m watching for another sperm web and then perhaps l’ll get him together with female #3 later this week or weekend.

    Then I need female #4 to molt already! She laid a dud sac that I pulled back in december so I’d think she’d be ready to molt soon.
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    Dave Jay Well-Known Member

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    You're gonna have to break out the spider viagra for the poor little guy! ;)
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