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PostSubject: Arizonensis sad/possibly good news   1/3/2012, 8:22 pm

So ever since my Arizonensis(1 male/1 female) dug themselves a tunnel into the substrate months ago, I hadn't seen them much until a couple of days ago. I woke up to activity in the tank around 3am, opened an eye and saw one of them sitting outside their tunnel. Too tired to go take a look, I went back to sleep and didn't think much of it. Fast-forward to today...

Seeing a claw outside the cave I freaked out and dug up the tunnel to find one hella-fat female amid the ruins of the male... My why a grizzly sight... along with dead crickets laying near by... So she hasn't been eating, killed her male, and has put on weight.(will try to get pics in a bit)... Now I don't think she's pregnant as I haven't seen a spermaphore anywhere around the cage... But I'll give pregnancy a 5% chance here to be fair, lol. I'm guessing it's more likely she got tired of him clipping his chelae in the bed and had off with his head. Idk, Time will tell I guess. I'm just sad the male had to die(hopefully of old age before the female got to him), and possibly happy at the rare chance of her being pregnant.
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PostSubject: Re: Arizonensis sad/possibly good news   1/4/2012, 4:54 pm

Sorry to hear about your loss. Everything I've read indicates that H. arizonensis are not communal, and if you house them together one will eventually kill the other.
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PostSubject: Re: Arizonensis sad/possibly good news   1/4/2012, 5:03 pm

Wow, sorry to hear about your male's demise, so I hope it's for a good reason such as babies.
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PostSubject: Re: Arizonensis sad/possibly good news   1/4/2012, 6:32 pm

What sucks is they did fine together for 6 months. With the one sitting outside his tunnel that night(odd behavior for him) I'm figuring it was possibly old age. They were WC adults
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PostSubject: Re: Arizonensis sad/possibly good news   1/4/2012, 9:39 pm

Sorry to hear that Sauerkraut.
Wild Caught adults do have higher chance of being in the "gravid" status even before your care. Wish you luck and keep us updated Smile
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