“Tiny” The Worlds Biggest Tarantula Genus (Theraphosa) Making her EGGSAC! by predatororpreyonline
You’ve just watched our Goliath Birdeater Tarantula (Theraphosa stirmi) making her eggsac. It took over 28 hours of recording, speeded up x100 to make the last portion of this video.
It is a youtube first for this species and was totally nerve-wracking.
She was mated on May 1st 2018 so It’s now over 8 months.
I seem to have a lot going on at the moment, we’re moving house again and moving the inverts into a new spider room. This is a big task but I’m feeling better about the new room.. it’s even better than the room I have now – laminate flooring so no mess on the carpet. Space may be an issue as it’s either the same size as the present one or even a little smaller (I have a lot of projects coming up)
I’ve had a plan to relocate the spider room from our converted attic to a downstairs bedroom (unused).
The reason for the move is that the attic is a very large space to heat in the winter, and due to the velox windows, absolutely boiling hot in the summer.
I measured the new room and bought a few heavy duty shelves. As you can see from the pic above, I assembled the shelving units in my bedroom- just to see if there was any issues with missing parts or damage (bedroom as it’s next to the spare room and has lots of space)
Finished off doing the heavy lifting, moving beds and wardrobes, and then gave it all a good spring clean (when do you get the opportunity to do a deep clean under furniture?)
Pretty happy with the results. Watch this space for tarantula breeding – I’m gonna smash my PB.