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Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens Sling behavior

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Michael Ortiz, Oct 8, 2018.

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    2F303048-3157-4C49-B3AA-F0B65F46CE1B.jpeg Hello everyone, last week Thursday I received my gbb sling in the mail. I have housed her, and she has feed, 2 times. She looks thin to me. Since Friday of last week she has been moving real slow, and zero sign of webbing. I noticed that she was kinda curling up her legs sitting in the corner. I thought maybe dehydration? She does support her own weight and moves around. Just real slow, and tonight has no interest in eating at all. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Minty

    Minty @londontarantulas Arachnosupporter

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    What type of substrate is it on?
     
  3. tewebag

    tewebag Arachnoknight

    Have to agree, that substrate looks bad. Post a picture of the whole enclosure please.
     
  4. antinous

    antinous Pamphopharaoh Arachnosupporter

    As others have said change the substrate asap (coco coir, peat, topsoil w/o any additives), this could be one of the reasons why the t isn't adjusting well. Post photos as well.
     
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  7. I put her in the same stuff as my G. Rosea, and she is thriving.
     
  8. Minty

    Minty @londontarantulas Arachnosupporter

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    That doesn't look like coco fibre to me?
     
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  10. Thekla

    Thekla Arachnoangel Active Member

    That's a huuuuge enclosure for such a small sling. :wideyed:
    I'd put it into something much smaller with real, soft and slightly moist coco fibre and a water dish flush with the ground, so it can find (!) and reach the water easily. It seems a bit dehydrated... at least that could be the reason why it doesn't eat.
     
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  11. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnotank Arachnosupporter

    Looks like coco husk, this species doesn't burrow ever IME so it's not a massive concern, the main purpose of substrate in a GBB enclosure is to hold the anchor points in place anyway.

    I'd go with a smaller enclosure tbh (like half the size of the current one) and keep half the sub slightly moist.

    Also, there seems to be a bit of a misconception with sling care of this species, slings should be kept on slightly moist substrate until they reach 1.5"/2", anything bigger can be kept practically bone dry with a water dish.
     
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  12. Dragondrool

    Dragondrool Arachnosquire

    Give her some water. What I do is drop bits of water near or on my tarantulas if I see they're dehydrated. They drink it up, she's looking pretty thin.