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9 T's to feed with one Arm

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by AshS, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. AshS

    AshS Arachnosquire

    On Sunday I had an accident whilst mountain biking and ended up snapping my left collarbone. And now I have 9 hungry T's to feed with one Arm, any tips on this one?
  2. When did they last eat? To make things easier you could just stick to watering. They should be fine without food for a while.
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  3. Mirandarachnid

    Mirandarachnid Arachnobaron

    Phone a friend? Might be useful to have someone to hand you things or open/close enclosures.

    Or just wait it out a little bit like Yager said, at least until you're more accustomed to using one arm for daily tasks.
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  4. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnotank Arachnosupporter

    I absolutely mangled my hand this time last year, managed to feed all of mine by myself without too much difficulty, the worst part was moving enclosures.

    Just take your time, and maybe get someone to give you a hand if you need it.
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  5. EulersK

    EulersK Arachnoworm Staff Member

    Yeah, if these are adults we're talking about, they can go for quite some time without food. But as @Mirandarachnid said, just get some help. I'd mainly just ask them to stand by with a catch cup in case the need arises.
  6. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

    You and @cold blood full of this common sense stuff! What kind of help is that! :rolleyes::cool: It's like you guys' are drinking the same Kool-Aid.
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  7. StampFan

    StampFan Arachnobaron Active Member

    I think it depends on what kind of enclosures you're using and how you feed. Many of my enclosures have a feeding hatch of some type, could easily do it with one hand. Some of my others have decent enough sized holes that I can just drop a small feeder in through the hole and call it a day.
  8. MetalMan2004

    MetalMan2004 Arachnobaron Active Member

    And don’t do maintenance while on heavy pain killers. :)
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  9. SkittleBunny

    SkittleBunny Arachnosquire

    Absolutely!! I always have my spouse in the same room with a catch cup and flashlight everytime I'm feeding or rehousing, in case anything makes a run for it. Extra hands help!
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  10. EulersK

    EulersK Arachnoworm Staff Member

    I just have my cat stand by :troll:
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  11. Vinny2915

    Vinny2915 Arachnosquire

    The real question.....do you have a video of said accident?
  12. Mirandarachnid

    Mirandarachnid Arachnobaron

    Very true! However, my Other has a bad habit of putting himself between me and the spiders. My most commonly used phrase while rehousing is, "No, baby.":hilarious:

    My cat is so disinterested in my T's that I take it a little personally. Like, what? They're not cool enough for you? :shifty:
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  13. Paul1126

    Paul1126 Arachnobaron Active Member

    What if this happens to me?
    I live alone and there's no way my family would go near my spiders...
  14. dangerforceidle

    dangerforceidle Arachnobaron Active Member

    I would avoid mountain biking entirely if I were you.
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  15. Tim Benzedrine

    Tim Benzedrine Prankster Possum Old Timer

    When I read the thread title, I thought "One arm should be plenty to feed 9 spiders for quite some time, but I sure wouldn't want to have to deal with the boluses..."
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  16. Mirandarachnid

    Mirandarachnid Arachnobaron

    And there's the solution! Chop off the bum arm, and divide it between the T's.
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  17. Tim Benzedrine

    Tim Benzedrine Prankster Possum Old Timer

    From Hannible Lecter's Guide to Tarantula Care
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