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Newbie breeder, 1st pairing G. pulchripes. Any feedback appreciated.

Discussion in 'Tarantula Breeding' started by Whiterabbit71, Jun 19, 2018.

  1. Whiterabbit71

    Whiterabbit71 New Member

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    My first time breeding. Pairing my G. pulchripes last night. Not sure how it went. She was receptive at first but then I thought the female was getting aggressive so I intercepted. Can anyone tell me if I was right to intercept or should I have let them continue? I cannot tell if he was successful or not. Should I try pairing again in a couple days? Thank you for any feedback and advice.

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    Tortoise Tom Well-Known Member

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    I have zero breeding experience, but I've been trying to read and learn about the subject lately. Your timing and judgement looked good to me. I would have intervened at exactly the point you did. The camera angle did not allow us to see what the male was doing with his pedi palps underneath, so no idea if he was getting the job done.

    I look forward to what our experienced breeders have to say about it.
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    Metalman2004 Well-Known Member

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    I haven’t bred this species so take anything I say for what its worth. She definitely looked grumpy to me though. That posture at the end looked more like a threat pose than a “come here big boy” kind of pose. He had her up for a good bit of time so its possible he got a good insert, but its hard to tell from the video I think.

    I don’t have any specific advice on whether to go again or not. I’m sure someone more experienced with this chime in soon!
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    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member Premium Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    She was bored with him...he wasn't doing anything. Did he make a sperm web??? Just curious. I'd try again in a week or so.
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    Tortoise Tom Well-Known Member

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    For whatever it is worth, I'm reading Samuel Marshall's book right now, and he recommends trying it again after two or three weeks. He says, if she's gravid, she'll reject him.
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    Whiterabbit71 New Member

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    Thank you! I was hoping I made the right call to intercept. I was so nervous. She was a bit ticked off. My camera angle sadly didn’t get a good shoot of what he was doing. I’ll know better for the future about angles. Lol I’m waiting for another sperm web to try again. Thanks for you input! I appreciate it. :)
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    Whiterabbit71 New Member

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    I’ll check out that book! Thank you!
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    Whiterabbit71 New Member

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    Yes, he made a sperm web one Saturday. I think you’re right she was bored! Lol
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    Whiterabbit71 New Member

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    I agree she threw a threat pose there at the end. Not to receptive. She’s normally very docile and even sociable, she’ll crawl out of her enclosure on to your hand and stay there chilling. But she wasn’t having any of it here. Lol I’m waiting for another sperm web and going to try again. Hope it goes well. It’s nerve racking! Lol
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    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member Premium Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Reject him....lmao, more like eat him!!!!
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    Whiterabbit71 New Member

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    Yea, she wasn’t to impressed with him the first time. Hope he survives the next round. I adore him ❤️
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    When did she last molt?