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PostSubject: Gunna be a long night   8/2/2008, 9:37 pm

AS sad as i may sound i am only up at the moment watching my U.granulatus doing a VVVEEERRRRYYYY LOOOOONNNNNG mating dance... I daren't go to bed and i daren't stop the mating dance and save it for another night. They've been at it since 10pm!

They're like gold dust now here in the uk so really want the night to be a success.

Found out my mate down south has two females so between us, if successful, we should get a few blood lines going.

Wish me luck.... *yawn* lol
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PostSubject: Re: Gunna be a long night   8/2/2008, 9:43 pm

got a video camera or decent digital camera???
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PostSubject: Re: Gunna be a long night   8/2/2008, 9:44 pm

yeah but everytime i turn the light on to record or take a pic they stop for about 40mins until they think all is clear.
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PostSubject: Re: Gunna be a long night   8/2/2008, 9:47 pm

lol yeah lets not do that one lmao, good luck.
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PostSubject: Re: Gunna be a long night   8/2/2008, 9:51 pm

oh my god its 3am!!!! 5 hours of dancing....bet there tired
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PostSubject: Re: Gunna be a long night   8/2/2008, 9:57 pm

I wish they would chuffing get on with it... the female aint even putting up a fight, the male dragging her all over the critter keeper. wish he would just drop his stuff so i can go to bed lol!

Good job i have loads of coffee and the pro plus lmao!
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PostSubject: Re: Gunna be a long night   8/3/2008, 12:27 am

Dragging her? Is she moving her legs? That sounds kind of like my unreceptive female who was too old to mate . . . No

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PostSubject: Re: Gunna be a long night   8/3/2008, 5:43 am

hows it been? it happened yet? and yes...it SHOULD have happened by now...what Mike said...

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PostSubject: Re: Gunna be a long night   8/3/2008, 6:04 am

This could be a silly question, but do you have a proper platform for the spermatophore? If not, that's why he's taking so long
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PostSubject: Re: Gunna be a long night   8/3/2008, 11:04 am

Yeah i put a platform in but i dont think it was big enough, I's also flattened the substrate. The female wasn't been dragged as such more moving in synchro with the male.

After initial aggression when they first met up they appeared to be looking for each other in a non aggressive way.They locked peds without a fuss, The male started tapping the females body with his telson and she turned into a pussy cat after that. Proper waltzing and graceful synchronised pedipalp movements. Pausing every now and then feeling each others cheliserai (or however you spell it lol)
But i think they didn't have enough room so im going to try them again tonight in a larger floor area and bigger platform. I dozed off and woke up at 5am this morning and thought OMG is the male still alive???

The answer... yes he was and they were still dancing! talk about full on party goers! So I had to break the lovebirds up coz i was absolutly knackered!

I have watched P.imp, H.paucadins and H.spinifer mating dances and this didn't look dissimilar. Much as i remember the mating dance to go. The only ones I put a platform in with was the paucadins because i didn't want the others to breed. (didn't have the room lol)

So fingers crossed for all to go well again tonight

But all in all very positive... at least the female was receptive and didn't try to kill him. She showed no aggression throughout the whole process (while i was awake)
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PostSubject: Re: Gunna be a long night   8/3/2008, 11:19 am

cool. wierd how it took soooooooo long.
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PostSubject: Re: Gunna be a long night   8/3/2008, 11:42 am

Well, good luck with the new arena! It might be a little more awkward at first if there aren't female pheromones all over the place for the male to pick up on. (Unless it went that smoothly in a tank that wasn't originally the female's.)

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PostSubject: Re: Gunna be a long night   8/3/2008, 3:46 pm

its 8.38pm and i have put a piece of cardboard in the females enclosure to start with, it covers 2/3 of the area. the scorps are just under 3cm each and they have a 4"arena of card.

As for my other 2 males it appears internal parasites may have got the better of them. two have died with what appears to pin prick holes in their sides leaking fluid. The substrate is only a few days old so unlikely to be something that has got into the enclosure.

One of them looks like it is being eaten from the inside out. But must admit they were looking worse for ware when i got them. only one of the males was lively and the other two were sluggish. Thought they were a bit under the weather from being in the post!

Unfortunately its the risk you take with WC specimens

Anyhow with my still feisty male fingers crossed tonight will yield rewards
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PostSubject: Re: Gunna be a long night   8/3/2008, 4:16 pm

eeek, sorry about the two deaths Sad
I hope your male and female mate tonight and dont keep you up all night

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PostSubject: Re: Gunna be a long night   8/3/2008, 7:08 pm

although the male is feeling rather horny and ready to go the female must 'have a headache' tonight. She doesn't want to know. Problem is the male wont let go of her!

Keep trying to separate them but he's holding on for dear life! and with them being sooo dinky its hard to separate them without causing damage!

Why did i think that breeding these would be a challenging idea!?!?!?!?!?! Rolling Eyes

However, as for the two males. I feel privileged to have kept them if only for a short time. they dont come up very often. So they will be preserved, and mounted for all to see.
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