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Which are the best tarantula breeds for cross breeding?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Breeding' started by DrSpider, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. DrSpider

    DrSpider New Member

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    Hey gang whats up.

    I have been breeding tarantulas for a while now and I would like to start breeding hybrids. I think hybrids are the greatest because they are the best of two species. They are the spider equivalent of a mule or wolfdog. I'm sure you will agree that cross breeding tarantulas brings a whole new dimension to the hobby. Of course many of the resulting hybrids will be sterile, but that just adds to their charm and uniqueness.

    Despite numerous attempts I am having difficulty getting tarantulas from different species to mate. I am now seriously considering artificial insemination. Can someone please tell me which breeds are most likely to mate with each other? Or, if there is no other way, how can I successfully fertilize a tarantula artificially?

    Any advice greatly appreciated! Thanks guys!
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  2. Philo

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    I have video of a (Male) South Texas Tarantula, w/ a ( Female) Rose Trantula. If you want to see.
  3. Enn49

    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Hybrids are a definite NO. We need to keep species of Ts pure.
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    I agree that cross breeding brings a whole new dimension to the hobby - in the worst possible way.
    I could make a list of reasons why hybridisation shouldn't happen; but I'll get angry, ranty, patronising, and abusive in doing so.
    My advice (since you asked) is simply - don't!

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    Its a troll. :)
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    It's also 5 years old :):rolleyes:
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    Lee. M Member

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    I agree with @Enn49 and @Lee.M ... especially Lee. If I have to make a list of why it shouldn't happen I will get myself kicked from what I call home cuz I will say some very very very rude nasty words. It's not ok! If u want reasons against why it shouldn't happen without someone getting pissed off you should go to YouTube and watch Deadly Tarantula Girl's video on hybridization.
    See I'm already getting pissy. So like an adult with some kind of grasp on my aggression, I'm going to stop with that. But I really hope u reconsider. Especially about trying artificial inseminaton. That's invasive on the human species, I can't bear to think how invasive it would be on a species that I actually love unconditionally. I love them the way that they are!!!

    Ok I'm done...


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  9. IamKrush

    IamKrush Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I want to breed a obt with a small dog. So i can have a OBT the size of a pug or something.
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    IamKrush Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    We can thank @Philo for unearthing this nonsense. Haha
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    IamKrush Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I was unaware of that happening to H.gigas. I want to get one of those as well. Gonna have to interrogate sellers before I buy them now. Bad cop time:mad:
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  12. IamKrush

    IamKrush Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    How can you tell whats what with them?
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    IamKrush Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Ah, good to know. Thanks for the info
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    Lmao
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    nooooooo hybrids
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    Casey K. Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I think this is the only comment this 5 year old post will get from me:

    SMH
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    Even if you did get something huge or exotic, it would be hybrid vigor, which is only F1 and won't be passed down.

    Otherwise, you might get something resembling the ancestral firm both branched off from. Typically not as healthy or sterile.

    This means that there's no money in it.
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