H. incei communal set-up (DUW!!!)

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5 years 1 week ago #59827 by Jake
Then the Brave roach! 07:28
This is one of the 3 spiders that stay in the open all the time.
Even know he is out in the open.

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The roach got a bit to close and the spider went for him, but as I said the roach seems to tease them and was waiting for that to happen.
She seemed a bit up-set after that and headed to her burrow.

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Again the brave roach last night at 21:50.
The glass had a bit of condensation, hence the un-focused look.

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4 years 10 months ago #62149 by Vixen82
Any more updates and photos regarding your communal?
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4 years 10 months ago #62154 by Jake

Purple Virgo Vixen wrote: Any more updates and photos regarding your communal?
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:laugh: Funny enough, I had just taken camera out this morning to take pictures, will upload in a bit. :drunk:
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4 years 10 months ago #62156 by Clayton Passmore
Thanks for the upgrade Cascade,

Your setup looks awesome, and its a very interesting read.

Keep it coming :thumbsup:

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4 years 10 months ago - 4 years 10 months ago #62160 by Jake
I'm sure you remember these pictures stir :whistle:

So something interesting, this spider died a week after this photo.
If you look at the spiders abdomen in picture 1 and 2 you will see white stuff on its abdomen.
It seems as this spider was attacked by something in the enclosure and the roach knew something was up with this spider.

cascade wrote:

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The roach got a bit to close and the spider went for him, but as I said the roach seems to tease them and was waiting for that to happen.
She seemed a bit up-set after that and headed to her burrow.

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So far I had 2 deaths, one smaller spider had a bad molt. and then the one above that passed away from it injuries.

The updates are more webbing than spiders at the moment.
I'm waiting for some of the spider to mature into males and for breeding season to start. there is much more activity in the tank and even more webbing once the babies become more active, as the mothers web every thing up for the new slings to climb around on, so the amount of webbing doubles.

I have 3 species of roaches and some Isopods in the tank.
At the moment there is B. dubia (orange spotted) B.Lateralis (forest roaches) and N. cinerea (lobster roaches).
The crickets don't seem to survive longer than 4 days between the spiders and the forest roaches.

Something that I notices when I add crickets to enclosure, is that the forest roaches actually attack and eat the crickets.
The one roach had caught and started eating the crickets, will he was busy eating the cricket 4 other crickets came closure to see/help and the roach would use he's back leg to push them away and even kick at the crickets.

I feed then every 15 days, with a R15 tub of crickets, medium and small on top of the roaches that get topped up when I see they are running low.
I also feed the roaches.

Some pictures of the webbing,

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Some of the roaches. Some breeding has taken place.

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Most of the forest roaches stay in the grass and then the larger female B.dubia has made her home by the rock.

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The Isopods have become arboreal.
They have done such a good job of keeping the cage clean they have almost eaten all the leaves that I had by the fallen forest.
And now they have moved up into the trees to start eating the bark off of the sticks.

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babies.

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Two spiders out and about.

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4 years 10 months ago #62163 by Vixen82
Thank you for the updated, the enclosure is looking great and I am sorry for the loss of two of your T's.
It amazes me how they all can life together, but I was looking at the two pics you reposted of the one T, and to me it almost looks like maybe he was attacked by one of the other T's as the marks are very long, and I am not sure in which thread, but I read about a communal where one of the younger slings attacked another thinking it was food, but released him as soon as he realized it was not what he was suppose to go for and then grabbed a cricket, but I could be wrong regarding the markings on the abdomen.

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I Am As Bad As It Can Get ,
I Am As Good As It Can Be
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