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How best to not disturb new mom with eggsac? Food/water?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Breeding' started by Sharno, Jun 15, 2018.

  1. Sharno

    Sharno Member

    Jan 16, 2018
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    Hi all,

    After many, many years with tarantulas, I've bred my first pair. My b. albo (Honduran) produced an eggsac a couple of days ago after being paired a few months ago.

    There's a lot of conflicting information around..and some things I have not come across. I know that it is important to absolutely not disturb the female now.

    Do you feed or not feed? I have read comments that say stop all feeding because a rogue feeder can stress the mom.

    What about water? She was/is a HUGE webber and I always have to go do some maintenance around the water dish to clear the area and refill the water. Again - keeping disruptions to a minimum - should I hold off on water as well since we're just looking at a month or so?

    I can probably lower a new water dish down and fill it with little disruption, but I am thinking of putting her in a room alone and not even peeking in for the next three weeks.

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  2. MassExodus

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

    Oct 11, 2015
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    Hi. Don't feed her, just make sure she has water and leave her undisturbed. Congrats on your first sac!
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