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A chalcodes stress

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by RemyZee, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. PidderPeets

    PidderPeets Arachnoknight Active Member

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    If that's a bare spot I'm seeing in the middle photo just above the spinnerets, then I'd definitely say premolt. That spot looks like pretty dark to me. I had already assumed that she was heavier than the the photo from when you first got her, but it's nice to have that confirmed with visual evidence. Lol
     
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  2. SuleymanC

    SuleymanC Arachnosquire

    She doesn't look premolt to me
     
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  3. PidderPeets

    PidderPeets Arachnoknight Active Member

    Am I just seeing things? I could swear that it looks like there's a dark bare patch on the abdomen in the middle photo of the most recent post
     
  4. RemyZee

    RemyZee Arachnosquire Active Member

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    I'm definitely seeing a dark patch, too. It shows up better in person than in a photo.
     
  5. RemyZee

    RemyZee Arachnosquire Active Member

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    Yep, that's a bare spot. You can see it even better in person.
     
  6. SuleymanC

    SuleymanC Arachnosquire

    Oh okay then it's probably premolt
     
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  7. RemyZee

    RemyZee Arachnosquire Active Member

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    Thanks everyone! I'll keep you posted on whether or not she molts :)
     
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  8. SuleymanC

    SuleymanC Arachnosquire

    Yeah :) you are lucky to have her, I bought 4 unsexed chalcodes that are 4inch but unsexed and I'm waiting for them to molt so I can have hopefully one female..
     
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  9. RemyZee

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    Thanks! I love her. I got her for a killer price, too. She's so fun to watch.
     
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  10. PidderPeets

    PidderPeets Arachnoknight Active Member

    Be sure to post a picture when she does! A. chalcodes are one of my favorites, if not my absolute favorite. :)
     
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  11. RemyZee

    RemyZee Arachnosquire Active Member

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    I will! They are such a gorgeous species. I'm so glad I have her.
     
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  12. RemyZee

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    Hope you have at least one, too!
     
  13. RemyZee

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    Well, I just checked on her and she's curled up tight propped up against the corner against the wall of her tank and almost non responsive. It certainly doesn't look like she's trying to molt. I'm afraid she's dying. What are your thoughts on T ICU for desert species?
     
  14. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Arachnoprince Active Member

    Don't. ICUs are really just for extreme dehydration, and even then, people question their utility.

    Place a water dish right next to her.

    When tarantulas get so dehydrated they won't drink from a dish, some people flip them over and drip water into their mouths.
     
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  15. RemyZee

    RemyZee Arachnosquire Active Member

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    Ok. Thanks. I'll move her dish and try to drop her some water.
     
  16. RemyZee

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    Alright. I drop fed her water and moved her dish. She's extremely weak :( I'm going to let her be now and pray for the best. She was wild caught (as most a chalcodes are, of course) so I have no idea of her health history
     
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  17. AmberDawnDays

    AmberDawnDays Arachnoknight Active Member

    Any updates? How is she doing?
     
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  18. RemyZee

    RemyZee Arachnosquire Active Member

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    Thanks so much for asking! I dropped her some more water this morning and again tonight. She seemed worse, but then she started to struggle a bit near the end of tonight's water session. She hasn't struggled at all until now, so, I'm going to take that as a good sign. It's still certainly very touch and go, though, so I'm not trying to get my hopes up.
    I'm glad I have you folks, though. If nothing else you can understand my stress and sadness over a spider. I love my 8 legged babies so much. :(
     
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  19. AmberDawnDays

    AmberDawnDays Arachnoknight Active Member

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  20. RemyZee

    RemyZee Arachnosquire Active Member

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    Thank you! Me too <3