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 Post subject: Mastigoproctus giganteus mating
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:10 pm 
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Here is another first attempt for me. Really had no idea what to expect. They started in the evening and were still going over 8 hours later!

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The male grabs her females first pair of legs (the antennae looking pair) and holds them in his chelicerae
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He held her like this for a few hours while they walked around the breeding cage.
He then flipped around and they began walking in tandem.
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The next morning they were like this (sorry about the smudge on the lens)
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I'm thinking the pairing was a success, but this is my first attempt with whipscorpions so I have no idea what to expect.
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 Post subject: Re: Mastigoproctus giganteus mating
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:23 pm 
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Awesome series Joey. I hope they pan out for you, I haven't heard of anyone breeding these in many years.



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 Post subject: Re: Mastigoproctus giganteus mating
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:33 am 
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Very cool photos. I've been wanting one of these for a long time!



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