Thrixopelma ockerti

  • Hendrik Steenberg
  • Hendrik Steenberg's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Administrator
  • Administrator
More
9 years 10 months ago - 9 years 9 months ago #29374 by Hendrik Steenberg
Thrixopelma ockerti was created by Hendrik Steenberg
Thrixopelma ockerti

Male – Hendrijs
Female – Hendrijs
Mated – 03/05/2011, 11/05/2011 and 18/05/2011
Egg sac - 13/06/2011
Egg sac was produced at 26-28˚C with Humidity of 70%-80%

Attachment 2_2011-07-04.jpg not found



Perfect mother keeping the eggs hot. Temperature was increased to 30˚C

Attachment 1_2011-07-04.jpg not found




The egg sac got a bit heavy in the second week.

Attachment 3_2011-07-04.jpg not found




Egg sac removed on 03/07/2011

Attachment 4.jpg not found



1st instar 13/7/2011

Attachment 5.jpg not found



2nd instar 7/8/2011

Attachment 6_2011-08-08.jpg not found

Attachments:
Last edit: 9 years 9 months ago by Hendrik Steenberg.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Jake

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Hendrik Steenberg
  • Hendrik Steenberg's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Administrator
  • Administrator
More
8 years 11 months ago #53529 by Hendrik Steenberg
Replied by Hendrik Steenberg on topic Re: Thrixopelma ockerti
My Thrixopelma ockerti gave me a beautiful egg sac again this year and 100% of the eggs are now 2nd instar.
So I did a bit of reading on this beautiful tarantula and found the following.
I quote a bit from-
Schneider, Frank & Auer, Hans-Werner; 2008. Thrixopelma ockerti Schmidt, 1994 - Natürliche Verbreitung, Haltung und Zucht im Terrarium. Arachne 13 (1), 4-10.
"In their account they tell that no specimens could be found on the ground even after meticulously searching in more than one trip. The species were eventually found living all together arboreally. Probably an adaptation to the annual floodings of the floodplain in which the species can be found."
Which makes this an excellent candidate for communal species.
I will be selling groups of this spider and just as well I found this before I split them all into tubs.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Powered by Kunena Forum