[EUrachno] C. fasciatum - identification and mating
- Hi all!
Currently I am making several attempts to mate the male specimen and the two
females I have in posession, but it has turned out to be very hard to make
How to mate C. fasciatum.
I have sucessfully mated these true (overlooked) gems of the tarantulas ~1�
years ago, they were both very nerveous but the mating went as most matings
do. Unfortunately the eggsack got infested. Now I have decided to try again
and have aquired several females for the purpose.
The male wanders, then shakes with an interval of 1 minut, but it seems to
me that he can�t locate the female. These (wellfed) females tend to dig
themselves down, which makes them almost impossible to find to the male.
They don�t come up at night and they are definetly NOT about to molt (both
molted in September). The females don�t web that much (which explain
abscense of pheromones)
I would like to know if anybody (<==== read that again) have any useful
information and/or experiences to share?
How to tell C. fasciatum from M. zebrata
There is a slight difference on the two females. One of them is a bit larger
and have more brownish than black legs. The male has Tibial spurs and is
100% C. fasciatum. There is another species belonging to another genus,
Metriopelma zebrata, that looks very much like C. fasciatum. Males of this
species do not have any spurs, burt how can you distinguish the females of
the two species from eachother?
C. fasciatum in the wild?
In what kind of habitat does it live (exactly - Costa Rica forest is not
enough)? Has anybody ever encountered these spiders in the wild?
Thomas Boston, Denmark