Breeding Haplopelma lividum (Cobalt Blue)

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5 years 4 months ago #51433 by BiG DoG
H. lividum is not one of the most difficult spiders to get mated,

I have mated a couple of females in the past, I have not lost one male to a hungry or pissed off female

On two distinct occasions i have left the male in the enclosure of the female to live communally for up to 2 months at a time.

During this period they stayed in the same burrow without any aggression from either of the two.

This is not only my female, I have seen a few other females reacting in the same manner.

Ones first mating attempt can be nerve wrecking and terrifying but it will become better with time ;)

I would not be too worried about the male, he'll probably do fine

One piece of advice get him into her enclosure and leave them if you poke and prod at him too much it will put him off

and might spoil your first mating attempt ;)

Let us know how the mating goes

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5 years 4 months ago #51583 by Mark
The male enclosure was placed next to the female enclosure tonight. When they saw each other, the female started drumming the ground and he was up against the glass trying to get to her.

Would he do this if he had not done his sperm web? There was a silky patch in his enclosure at one stage after his molt, would this be evidence of his sperm web?

We are planning on putting them together on Sunday when I am there, would it be detrimental to leave them apart now that they have seen each other?

Sorry for all the noob questions. I'm so stoked about this.

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5 years 4 months ago #51622 by BiG DoG
Put them together, they seriously wanna mate if I understand what you're saying ;)

You worry to much, if they mate now and he produces another spermweb just mate them again ;)

It sounds like he might have made a spermweb.

I would have mated them already if I were you :lol:
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5 years 4 months ago #51652 by Leonard
the fresher the seed the better :pinch:


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5 years 4 months ago #51703 by Mark
My friend put them together last night..



Do you think it was successful?

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5 years 4 months ago #51710 by Ceratogyrus
Successful.
The female rubbing her abdomen after the mating is a clear sign. :)

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