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Mamma might be dead

Discussion in 'Tarantula Breeding' started by HiramSpider, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. HiramSpider

    HiramSpider New Member

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    The mother that had my false Ts may be in a death curl, i thought she was supposed to open the den. Should i wait and see or open the den so her spawn can roam free?
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    Orangebiteything New Member

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    Well, I don’t know much about breeding, but I know mamma T, will remain with the brood until she feels they are big enough, then she will open the cocoon and let them be free. I recommend opening it up before then, that way your not chasing slings everywhere! Get mom out of the way, use a large fan bristle brush to guide her out of the nest and put her in a separate container so you can collect the slings without getting bit! Mom will be aggressive, tread carefully and use LONG tweezers to tear into the web. Good luck!
  3. Enn49

    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    @HiramSpider I'm sorry I must have missed this when you posted it. I don't have any real experience of breeding which is probably why I didn't answer.
    What was the outcome? Did the little ones make it out and did mum survive?
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    Orangebiteything New Member

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    Indeed. We wait with anticipation. It would be a tragic loss.