Clutch ID: bp10-3
It’s girls like this that almost make hypo’s seem co-dom! Wasn’t sure originally if I was catching the tail end of an ovulation or if she was just building, but she went into shed a few days ago — almost exactly 2 weeks to the day. At the moment I’m considering her cooked, I can’t for the life of me get a good palpation on her. Soon as I get near where the follicles/eggs would be she tenses right up solid. It’s like trying to palpate a piece of pvc pipe!
Our first clutch is out of the eggs! There’s some GREAT looking lessers in this clutch. Hopefully any more lessers we hatch out this year look just as good.
Got our second clutch of eggs for the year this morning! I decided to give the straight vermiculite incubation method a shot on this clutch to see if I like it better than using the suspended method.
No news on the first clutch just yet, although they should be pipping anytime now. We’ve had a few more ovulations and a pre-lay shed or two, but other than that it’s been pretty quiet around here.
Finally this little guy has figured out what he’s supposed to be doing. I’m really not sure if the albino girl is going to go or not this year, she’s got follicles but there hasn’t been a whole lot of development with them lately. Hopefully she’ll end up going after all and give us a shot at some albino spiders!