What is a breeding loan and how does it work?
A breeding loan is an agreement between two people who want to attempt to mate a particular species. A typical 50/50 breeding loan will work in this way. It is always best to fully discuss the details of the breeding loan with the other party involved and save any written communication that document the agreement. My breeding loan description describes how I typically handle a 50/50 breeding loan. *
1. The owner of the male will pay for shipping to ship the male to the owner of the female.
2. The owner of the female notifies owner of the male that the male was received and in what condition.
3. The owner of the female mates the male with the female in a timely manner and keeps in contact with the owner of the male to let them know how the mating session(s) went. Owner of the female may provide pictures to the owner of the male if possible.
4. Based on the loan agreement, the owner of the female or male then pays to ship the back to the original owner, on to another female, or keeps the male.
5. The owner of the female keeps the owner of the male updated with any changes up until either sac production, molt, or death.
6. If there is a viable sac, the owner of the female will split the spiderlings evenly with the owner of the male and will pay for shipping of the spiderlings to the male. All spiderlings are split 50/50, regardless of how many spiderlings are produced or viable.
* Breeding loan conditions may vary from person to person. Some people may only want a few spiderlings from the sac, others may want more. Make sure that you are comfortable with the breeding loan conditions before you agree. Once you have agreed to the loan, you may not change the conditions without agreement from the other party.
Questions to Ask...
Here are some questions that you may want to ask the other party before you agree to a breeding loan:
Will pictures be provided?
Do you have any reviews from other people?
If there are an odd number of spiderlings, how will they be split?
Is it OK to allow the male to co-habitate with the female?
Should the male be passed on to another person? If so, who decides which person?