Scientific research on giving drugs to spiders. It is science so it must be true…
Mr and Mrs Fireleg had their fires kindled, and the sparks flew!
In another saucy episode of Frisky Spiders, you can see the tapping ritual beforehand and then the unbridled passion (well, until things are about to get nasty).
At the end, you’ll notice that he bends her backwards. Normally when they mate they are on the same level. The reason being is that when he bends her backwards he also pushes her backwards (that makes her fall), giving him enough time to run for his life.
We’ve intervened, sparing his life by putting a plastic container on her. But, love sick as he is he wanted more, and tapped on her plastic cage for at least another 15 minutes.
They are such awesome animals!
Two Brachypelma albiceps, having one another <3
She was really aggressive towards him, testing his will to commit. In the end with his back against the wall, he became a man.