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PostSubject: aphonopelma seemani   6/19/2009, 7:50 am

hi guys,i have bought a matured female aphonopelma seemani with an egg sac..
i have found several egg sac care sheet but i considered mine as a special case.
according to the seller,the female was been mated a month before,and she was still with the sac currently.
the idea of leaving them with the mum was suggested by the seller,which i believed its quite reliable.
but then listening to second or third opinion is always the best.yea,i think the sac is 30days+++old..
photo taken when she was guarding the sac..



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PostSubject: Re: aphonopelma seemani   6/19/2009, 8:11 am

since the egg sac has been with her so long, you may as well keep it with her. just keep a close eye on her and watch out for the slings.

then have lots of fun trying to catch them!

make sure you seal off the container with minimum size air holes. Good luck xxx
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PostSubject: Re: aphonopelma seemani   6/19/2009, 9:39 am

that's pretty cool. I like the idea of the slings hatching around the cage, I think it would be pretty cool.
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PostSubject: Re: aphonopelma seemani   6/19/2009, 9:44 am

If you're going to pull the sac, now is the time to do it -- BUT, if the slings are at the "eggs with legs" stage, they're a bit more delicate, and if you've never tried incubating eggs, it's more of a risk.

Probably best to leave it with mom.

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PostSubject: Re: aphonopelma seemani   6/19/2009, 12:03 pm

hmm..i think im gonna seal the tank with transparent foil.
and wait for the catching game.

swt,the previous owner used coco fibre as bedding..its gonna be extra work if the slings are able to burrow inside..
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PostSubject: Re: aphonopelma seemani   6/27/2009, 7:39 am

okay,just contacted dealer,gathered some info from him..
so its like this,the tarantula was been mated six months before the sac being produced,passed to me after one month the sac produced,reached on my hand for about a month already..which means that the sac's age was around 2 months old now.
sorry but u have to do some calculations if my sentences are too broken.
is the situation normal?thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: aphonopelma seemani   6/27/2009, 8:15 am

With big Ts, it can be a long time between mating and dropping the sac, and also a long time between dropping the sac and the young being ready. Lori had a G. rosea that was about eight months between the last mating and sac, and the eggs took FOREVER to develop.

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PostSubject: Re: aphonopelma seemani   6/27/2009, 9:05 am

okay..

so probably how long more will the babies hatch?
should i feed her before the babies hatch?
should i open the sac manually or leave the broodmother to do it?

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PostSubject: Re: aphonopelma seemani   6/28/2009, 12:33 am

I honestly have no idea when they'll hatch. You could try taking it away from mom and opening it yourself, or you could leave it with her and catch the babies when they come out.

Don't bother feeding mom until she lets go of the sac on her own.

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PostSubject: Re: aphonopelma seemani   6/28/2009, 1:25 am

okay,thanks MORDAX.
now i will leave the mother and son in a dark cupboard with no food but only water in a dish provided..
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PostSubject: Re: aphonopelma seemani   6/28/2009, 4:23 am

Yep, best thing to do.

Leave them be and check every other day to see if any hatchings have happened and to check water levels etc
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PostSubject: Re: aphonopelma seemani   6/28/2009, 8:54 am

It's like with any tarantula you have never bred before. you learn as you go along and share your findings to help other people.

If all goes well and you want to breed them again in the future, you have some statistics to go by. Still got fingers crossed for ya hun xx
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PostSubject: Re: aphonopelma seemani   6/30/2009, 7:41 am



whats next mates? Surprised
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PostSubject: Re: aphonopelma seemani   6/30/2009, 7:56 am

OOOOOOO that was quick! Congrats.

Seems like its time to separate them into a million little plastic film pots affraid
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PostSubject: Re: aphonopelma seemani   6/30/2009, 10:34 am

Get lots of small deli cups (just a couple ounces will work), put in a little bit of cocofiber, and put a tarantula in each one.

Offer food in a couple days (tiny crickets or cricket legs -- they can eat the "drumstick").

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PostSubject: Re: aphonopelma seemani   6/30/2009, 10:45 am

oh wow congratualtions!!!!!! WOO-HOO!

only thing to be careful of at this age is over watering... i.e. dont let the substrate get soggy. apart from that it's pretty easy to raise slings. We feed our slings twice a week when they are that small, then after about 2 sheds, down to once a week. but see what works best for your slings.

You will get a small percentage that die through a bad moult but this is to be expected. so if this happens dont kick yourself... survival of the fittest and all that.

I'm really made up for ya mate well done Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: aphonopelma seemani   6/30/2009, 12:13 pm

congratulations man! slings are really awesome. it's great to watch them grow up. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: aphonopelma seemani   6/30/2009, 3:42 pm

LadyRiotControl wrote:
We feed our slings twice a week when they are that small, then after about 2 sheds, down to once a week. but see what works best for your slings.

How much do you feed them at a time??
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PostSubject: Re: aphonopelma seemani   6/30/2009, 4:38 pm

2-3 pin heads... and they usually grab them all in one mouthful!
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PostSubject: Re: aphonopelma seemani   6/30/2009, 6:00 pm

okay,can i keep them communally?of course with the risk of cannabalising..
ok,lets say im about to keep them in a same tank,i gotto throw in circket drumsticks mist the tank regulary to prevent humidity fluctuation yea?
thanks again.
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PostSubject: Re: aphonopelma seemani   6/30/2009, 6:03 pm

yea,some of them suffering from bad moult,subsequently died.i also notice that some of these guys really show big difference from sac mates,they can go few moults earlier than the slower ones.
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PostSubject: Re: aphonopelma seemani   6/30/2009, 6:32 pm

personally I would separate them out now that they are slings hun.
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PostSubject: Re: aphonopelma seemani   7/1/2009, 7:59 am

anw,i will have seperated them once they moult.
anw,should i make the tank humid at ths moment?
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PostSubject: Re: aphonopelma seemani   7/7/2009, 9:50 pm

wow ....

that lots of sling !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: aphonopelma seemani   7/8/2009, 11:46 am

and u got three of them... Very Happy
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