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Old 10-27-2010, 09:39 PM   #1
Spider Wobble

I have a little Spider that I bought because I plan on breeding him when the time comes. However, after bringing him home and watching him slither around I noticed the signature head wobble. My question is: Is it okay to breed him even though he has a noticeable wobble? He still has never refused a meal. I know that most say Spiders have at least some kind of wobble it just depends on the severity. So do you think breeding him is okay or should I just keep him as a nice pet and get a guy with no noticeable wobble? Thanks

Old 10-28-2010, 11:01 AM   #2
I have seen many spiders. Most people do not like to talk about the wobble. It is in the spiders genetics. Spiders that wobble can make spiders that dont. Spiders that do not wobble can make spiders that do wobble. I have never had any issues with wobbles as long as the snake can feed on its own. I have lots of spiders, bees, albino spiders, lesser bees, mojave bees, etc and some wobble and some do not. My breeder Albino Spider wobbles but has only made 3/15 wobble spiders. I hope this helps.

Joe Ellis
Old 10-28-2010, 12:13 PM   #3
Very interesting. Thanks for the reply. I wasn't sure if it was something that was for sure going to be passed on or get worse through the next generations. Thanks again

Old 10-28-2010, 12:17 PM   #4
FWIW, I have read about several people that actually like the wobble. They say it gives the snake 'personality.'
Old 10-28-2010, 12:23 PM   #5
It seems a little weird to like a genetic defect. Hopefully no one starts breeding for the wobble!
Old 10-28-2010, 12:30 PM   #6
Aren't all morphs a genetic defect
Old 10-28-2010, 12:52 PM   #7
I am not sure why they do what they do. I have noticed that most spiders grow at an incredible rate compared to a lot of other morphs. I have gotten spiders up to 1500 grams in 12-13 months. I almost wonder if they have a faster metabolism compared to other morphs and that is why they cruise so much and have the weird wobbles and spins. I have also noticed that even my non wobble spiders are 10X more active than any of my other morphs. Anyone else notice that as well?

Joe Ellis
Old 10-28-2010, 01:13 PM   #8
i have noticed that as well. my spiders eat more and grow more. ive also hear that they have a better immune system too. im not sure about this but none of my spiders seem to get sick. all in all i think with the combos you can make the wobble is not a big deal..
Old 10-28-2010, 01:27 PM   #9
With respect to the growth rate, does this seem to shorten the life span? I know power feeding shortens the life span which results in an accelerated growth rate too.
Old 10-28-2010, 01:37 PM   #10
i have not notice a short lifespan. none of my spiders have died inculding my oldest that is going on 8 years old. the reason i feed them more is cause they are active. the burn cals so i give them more like you would lizards cause there active.

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