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Attn help plz

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Garrett karnap, Jul 10, 2019.

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    Hello I have a avid avic and she is not doing so well right now plz excuse me for I do not no the term but her 2 front feelers have torn off and now she won’t eat and when she walks now it’s like she moves 2cm and gives up I fear the worst at this moment I’ve been trying to feed her everyday and still give her plenty of water but I just don’t no wat else to do since she won’t do anything plz help thank u had no where else to go
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  2. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    1. Its Avic avic.....or Avicularia avicularia.

    2. Feeler things...I assume you mean the pedipalps....a t doesn't need them to survive...they will grow back after a molt or two.

    3. Ts don't require constant food and can go long periods between meals. And if the t is plump, it simply wont need to eat till after next molt....they can go 6 months or more fasting before molting, especially if plumped quickly after the last molt.....so don't try to feed it every day, in fact, you can probably just wait.

    4. Pics are absolutely critical to any real help...pics of both the t, and the enclosure. Avics need to be set up properly to thrive.
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  3. Thanks for replying so fast it’s a avicularia avicularia I no they can go with out I was just worried she’s to small and it’s been almost 2months since she touched a meal


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  4. PrimalxTyrantula

    PrimalxTyrantula Arachnosquire Active Member

    Those mesh lids are notorious for damaging Tarantulas. Every time I see them it's like an impulse to advise against them.

    Not exactly sure how it lost them. But like cold blood said they will grow back within a few molts. I'm no specialist when it comes to any genus. But I do follow the guidelines or try as best I can.
  5. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    I wonder if thats where the palps went.

    Op, enclosure needs work.

    Is that top only ventilation? If so, id get a new enclosure.

    The wood should extend to the top, or at least near the top, and the plants should be surrounding the top of the wood and there should be a lot more of them.

    Add a water dish if one isnt in there.
  6. PrimalxTyrantula

    PrimalxTyrantula Arachnosquire Active Member

    That looks like an exo terra with mesh top lid.

    It's really easy to get some glass to fit that space. Glass cutters can do wonders! And for decent prices too.

    Not sure where your located.
    Amac Containers work well but again use plastic vent covers.

    I follow what people advise and haven't had a problem since :)
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  7. She lost em during molt and I’ve had many molts before just not this bad I plan to get her a new cage soon although because of her condition she can’t even go to the top

    One is there cleaned it quick and got ya I have spare tanks I’m just getting into arboreal ts and everything was going good then this happen 90% of my collection is terrestrial thanks for addvice making changes asap
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  8. get a better enclosure and leave your animal alone. sitting and waiting after ensuring proper care is basically the only cure to any tarantula issues.
    not eating isn't always a bad thing unless the abdomen is shrunken or collapsed.
    not eating can signify molting or simply just be part of a fast which will happen if you feed your T too frequently, which tends to concern new keepers resulting in confusion and worry.
    if you are already a keeper you should know these things.
    use a plastic container with lots of ventilation if you don't have any display enclosures for it right now.
  9. Teal

    Teal Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    Did you check the molt for the sucking stomach? When Ts are stuck in the front in molts, I worry about that part.

    Leave pre-killed feeders in overnight so the T can scavange.

    Having lost the palps is not a death sentence by any means.

    Do you have photos of the T before it molted? I am wondering if it is a MM that molted again and lost the palps...
  10. Unfortunately I don’t the last phone I had was an android and I just recently got an I phone

    Will try the pr killed feeders tho when I first got my obt that’s the only way he would eat
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  11. Poor T lacking pedipalps (usually hear of a T just missing 1 pedipalp) and yes, if T can survive to moult again they will regenerate (new ones growing under current exo).

    Can they manipulate food with front legs instead? Or are you suggesting a complete fast until next moult? [obviously, missing both pedipalps is NOT my area of expertise, sorry]
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  12. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    It should be able to eat just fine.
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  13. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoking Active Member

    Really sure it's a she? The spider looks to be in rough shape overall but maybe it's the lighting...

    I don't see a waterdish in there either?
  14. Also I didn’t check the molt cuz I didn’t notice till days later
    shes has a water dish I took it out to clean cuz she constantly gets dirt in it and I’ve seen her abdomen when she use to sit on the glass she’s female