[i]B. boehmei[/i] female leaves her eggsack alone for periods.

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4 years 1 month ago #71644 by Carlo
My B. boehmei female just leaves her egg sack to lay around for long periods so when i get close she starts ambling back towards the egg sack but does not pick it up. Has this happened to any body else? the sack is large and still nice and white.

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4 years 1 month ago #71650 by Stanley A. Schultz

Carlo wrote: My B. boehmei female just leaves her egg sack to lay around for long periods so when i get close she starts ambling back towards the egg sack but does not pick it up. Has this happened to any body else? the sack is large and still nice and white.


Is this her first eggsac?

How long has she been brooding the eggs?

Are you keeping the humidity really high (80% + ) to prevent the eggs from drying out and dying?

Does the eggsac or cage have an unusual smell? Like rotting eggs or rotting eggsac? It is entirely possible that the eggs went sour and will now never hatch.

Keep the cage at a high humidity to prevent the eggs from drying out too much and wait a few more days. Eventually, you may want to remove the eggsac and have a look-see at the eggs. Before you do this, however, you should read Care and Husbandry of the Chilean Rose Tarantula: The Nefcy Incubator , and have all the proper stuff ready for incubating them yourself.

[Yeah, I know it's a different species, but the operation is the same.]

While this should probably be listed in the Joke a Day thread , it would lose it's impact.

Many years ago (decades, in fact) I was shopping in a local department store when a nice lady came on the public address system to state that, "A little boy had been found in the store who can't find his Mommy. Would the mother of Johnny, about 4 years old, dressed in a green Kermit sweatshirt and blue jeans please come to the customer service desk to claim him?" A few minutes went by and then we heard the same announcement. A little more time passed and we heard the same announcement but this time by a male with no small amount of stress in his voice. Finally after another six or more such announcements a somewhat frazzled lady left the cafeteria at the rear of the store to claim her little boy. When asked about it, she said she'd been all over that store for over an hour before she could lose the little beggar so she could have just one cup of coffee in peace and quiet!

:happy:

What's the connection here? Maybe your little Momma is just sick and tired of the hassles and responsibility!


Best of luck. Get back to us with the answers to my questions if you will.

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4 years 1 month ago #71660 by Carlo
Thank you Stanley. It is not her first egg sack and there is no smell and she has had them for about 3 weeks. The enclosure is not very wet but it has a water bowl in it that is kept full at all times. i will however go and whet some medium tonight if it is not too late and even consider opening the egg sack if the egg sack is old enough....will just have to check the date on the container tonight. ill come back and let you know how it played out.

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4 years 1 month ago #71663 by Stanley A. Schultz

Carlo wrote: ... and even consider opening the egg sack if the egg sack is old enough...


You needn't wait any significant period of time before you open an eggsac. We often used to remove the eggsacs from the mother as soon as a day after she produced them so we could incubate them . And, I think it was Ryan "talkenlate04" Nefcy who often opened eggsacs within 48 hours of production so he could incubate the eggs in his incubator.

Ryan is an especially prolific enthusiast, and contributed a number of photos to TKG3 . You might do a search for him on some of the other, larger forums. (I don't think he's a member of this one.)


Tarantulas are survivors. Someday they'll be digging their burrows on our graves.
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