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Girls on top ;)

Discussion in 'Tarantula Breeding' started by Phil, Sep 2, 2018.

  1. Phil

    Phil Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    So today I introduced a male M. Balfouri into my females enclosure. I "shark tanked" him. When I went to check on all my spiders earlier today, I found my female sat on top of his tank not knowing whether she was taking the lead, was hungry and saw him as a tasty treat, or just wanting something a little more platonic and be "friends" (like all the women who I meet :(.LOL)

    Anyways, the wonderful @Casey K. has kindly suggested that I just let him in there with her, so that's tomorrow morning's plan.

    I will.keep you all posted!

    Here she is on top of the enclosure the male is in....hence the "Girls on top" post :Do_O:D
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    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member Premium Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I too had a girls on top tonight...It however didn't end well for my male. :( Hope you have better luck my friend.
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    Phil Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    oh no....now I am worried! Same species?
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    No...Pterinochilus murinus. I'm sure you'll have much better luck then I.;)
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    MassExodus Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I'm sure you fed them well Phil, just throw him in there. There comes a time in a tarantulas life when boys have to be men. Pop your titty out of his mouth and let him be a man! hehe
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    Man those are unique looking spiders. Gorgeous.
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    Phil Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    LOL....he is in..just staying in the corner where his tank was. not seen the femalenyet today. maybe she is just taking her time. It is her first date after all...:D. So just heavy petting on the first date otherwise I will be having words with her!!!!
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    MassExodus Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Oh believe me, if she's too far into her molt cycle, you'll see some heavy slapping, not petting. My female Lp slapped my male away 3 times before she molted. A month later, she accepted him. And he did the job. And she sat around eating and got huge, and then molted again..it can be frustrating, but keep trying until you get it right! I'd buy some balfouri slings from you, despite having sold almost all my tarantula sp. I like them, and never got one..
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    MassExodus Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Oh wait, you're not in the US..well, I bet our UK members would..
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    Phil Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Yeah I reckon they should be banging down the door for these...lol
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    Phil Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Just to keep you updated mass....she moulted!!!! Male is still around so waiting for her to fatten up a bit and ding ding, seconds out, round 2 ;)
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    An LP that didn’t instantly drop a sac with thousands of slings?! I didn’t know that LPs were able to molt our (sarcasm... :)).
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    Metalman2004 Well-Known Member 3 Year Member

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    Good luck with round two! Just curious, what sizes are they?
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    Phil Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    The female is easily 4+ inches, the male smaller but a horny little dude. here is a link to the initial pairing attempt before she decided to hole herself up and moult.

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    Phil Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    update.....
    The original pairing was cut short when the female moulted after spider nookie. I was feeding all my Ts on Sunday when the female came out of her burrow obviously feeling a bit randy as this happened....
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    Facinating stuff! all without the flowers and chocolates! ;)
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    How refreshingly honest!!

    In all seriousness, I have to do this species again. My female passed away from fecal impaction.

    I'm thinking about a communal with 3 of them in maybe a 5 gallon.

    With those, there's always people interested in them.
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    ilovebrachys Well-Known Member

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    Shame on the loss of your female ;-(
    more people need to keep these [email protected] is doing a great job by the look of it-the guy knows his stuff;)
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    There was also a lot of hidden mold in the enclosure. While I can't prove it, I think the mold might've caused her to get blocked up. She was webbing a lot and was reluctant to go into the burrow.

    All that extra activity might've caused the blockage. I switched to peat for all but my dry tarantulas.
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    Its gutting to ever lose a T -we rack a brains over it but sometimes you cant find an answer as to what happened-
    give it another try!:)
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