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PostSubject: C. sculpturatus - GIVING BIRTH!   5/2/2009, 4:11 pm

GREAT NEWS!!! This afternoon I glanced over my C. sculpturatus colony and noticed that one was in the process of giving birth! I AM SO EXCITED (even my wife smiled) SEE PICTURE OF BABIES BELOW.

I have a few questions:

1> If I try and separate her from the rest I know I'll get tagged about 30 times (lol). The tank is 20 gallons and I think I have upwards of 15 or so adults in there with plenty of places for them to hide. Do I take my chances as if they were in the wild? What do I do???

2> What do these little guys eat??? I feed the rest of the colony once a week and everyone is fat and happy. However, the crickets are huge compared to these little babies.

Any suggestions/advice specific to C. sculpturatus babies would be GREATLY appreciated!



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PostSubject: Re: C. sculpturatus - GIVING BIRTH!   5/2/2009, 4:53 pm

First off, congratulations! cheers

With babies running about in there, they'd be at risk of cannibalizing each other. Once mom finishes, I'd suggest placing a piece of bark or something in front of her and scootching her on with a pair of long tweezers or an artist's paintbrush (not the kind you paint your house with). Then you can just move her to another tank. I would NOT try this while she's still giving birth.

Once they molt and come off mom's back in a week or two, you can offer them small (pinhead) crickets or possibly baby roaches, if you have them. They shouldn't have any trouble tackling prey their own size or larger (though they may run away from it instead of attacking).

I also see at least two others that may pop soon -- may I suggest moving them to their own containers before they do so?

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PostSubject: Re: C. sculpturatus - GIVING BIRTH!   5/3/2009, 3:25 pm

i cant see the pic Sad
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PostSubject: Re: C. sculpturatus - GIVING BIRTH!   5/3/2009, 3:26 pm

i can now lol! sorry! they look awsome, would love some of these my self!
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PostSubject: Re: C. sculpturatus - GIVING BIRTH!   5/3/2009, 3:26 pm

Deathstalker, does this work for you?

http://i61.servimg.com/u/f61/12/51/89/90/csculp10.jpg

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PostSubject: Re: C. sculpturatus - GIVING BIRTH!   5/3/2009, 3:36 pm

yes it does thank you Mr. Mordax! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: C. sculpturatus - GIVING BIRTH!   5/3/2009, 7:41 pm

oh fantastic, congratulations on the new brood, and possibly more broods XD
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