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Phidippus regius egg sac now x 3

Discussion in 'General Tarantula Discussion' started by Enn49, Dec 25, 2016.

  1. Enn49

    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Numbers for the 2 sac are:-
    1st sac - 121 emerged, only 11 made it to 3rd instar
    2nd sac - 36 emerged, only 1 survived still 1st instar
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    Wow..that's a very high mortality rate, no wonder they make multiple sacs..
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    It is high but I can't be sure some may be due to lack of knowledge/experience on my part.
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    Some, but not that much, methinks;) Scorplings can be the same. I've bred many of them, and even when seperated some broods just did not do well..
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    Sac 3 have all had their first moult and are moving around inside the cocoon. Even the ones that had dropped down haven't been neglected by mum, she's reinforced the web round them and at least one has moulted. It'll be around 3 weeks before they emerge from the cocoon.

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    Sac 3 babies seem to have done alright without mum and hopefully will begin emerging from the cocoon within a few days.

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    Sac 3 babies have begun to emerge from the cocoon today so now begins the challenge of keeping them alive.
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    I have just rehoused 12 of the babies into individual vials as I did with the 1st sac.

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    you should sell them online. $5 or $10 a pop would get you a pretty penny or 2.
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    I sold most of the survivors from the 1st sac for £10 (around $13) but I may keep these a bit longer to give them a better chance.
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    The total babies that emerged from the 3rd sac was 17 but 6 have already died.

    The 2 babies that I kept from the 1st sac are doing well, both now eating small crickets rather than pinheads. I rehoused both today.

    Quincey, is still quite small so has just been rehoused to a clean vial
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    Tampa on the other hand has grown considerably and has moved into a 3" cube
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    You're right Tampa is a monster, Quincey is less than half its size. Having got yours to this stage it should do ok. I just hope I can keep some of the 3rd sac going.
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    Sadly I lost all of the sac 3 babies and then Quincey from sac 1 died 2 days ago. On the bright side Tampa has moulted again a couple of days ago and is currently chomping on a cricket.

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    Thanks. He/she has no fear.
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