We don't know very much about reproduction in this species.
Breeding season: Late spring and summer
Range gestation period: 30.0 (high) days.
Key Reproductive Features: seasonal breeding ; gonochoric/gonochoristic/dioecious (sexes separate); sexual ; fertilization (Internal ); oviparous
In spring, after the female is fertilized she spins a cocoon where she lays the eggs. The egg sac is made up of a leaf folded over and is wrapped with a sheet of silk. After she lays the eggs, the female watches over the young and stops eating. She dies after the young hatch, which may take three weeks.
Parental Investment: female parental care
- Preston-Mafham, R. 1991. The book of spiders and scorpions. New York: Quarto publishing.
- Anaconda II, 1998. ""A Mother's Duty"" (On-line). Accessed October 30, 2000 at http://www.anaconda-2.net/tiger/222518.html.
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