Advertisement Juvenile OBT (gender unknown but referred to as "she") just passed away today. 1) Temperature range. Temperature has been kept at around 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit in our room using space heater. It's been pretty cold lately ( < 40 degrees outside during the night ) and temperatures dropped near the time that our T first started showing symptoms. 2) Humidity range. About 88% but usually is around 80% for most of the year. 3) Was a clean water bowl available at all times?(Yes/No) Yes, but during her final days she webbed incessantly, covering every surface including her water bowl with webs. 4) Feeder item background information(Species and what the food items ate/drank). We always fed her medium-sized crickets bought from a local vivarium. She has had no problems with these crickets in the past, she has been eating them consistently since June of this year. 5) What where the first symptoms that made you suspect your spider had DKS? At first she would put her legs in awkward positions like straight up in the air. Then she began to jitter around and move around in random directions, sometimes moving backwards. Eventually she had terrible spasms and would flail around uncontrollably with even the slightest disturbance. Finally her movements became slow and she had trouble responding to anything except by tiny jitters. 6) How long after purchase did the symptoms arise? We bought her 6/25/13, and her symptoms began to appear 12/5/13. 7) Did the specimen ever recover? No. 8) If it recovered, did it ever show signs of DKS after the recovery? Did not recover. 9) If the specimen died while still displaying signs of DKS, how long after it contracted DKS did it die? About one week. 10) Where sibling/parents of the affected spider in you care? Did they show similar symptoms? We don't have the siblings/parents. 11) Did you ever witness any fungus growing in the enclosure prior to the spider showing symptoms of DKS? Because of the humidity level here, mold tends to grow easily on any surface in our room. However, we never noticed any fungus or mold growing in her enclosure. That being said, we have seen mold in our other two adult tarauntula's enclosures, although they have never displayed any symptoms and we've always made sure to remove the mold as soon as we find it. 12) Where there any pesticides spray in or around your home? Starting about a week ago, there has been a widespread ant infestation in our apartment building, and people have been spraying pesticides. We've never sprayed in our room at all. However, we have seen ants in here, so it's possible they may have brought some in with them. This is my best guess for the cause, however our two adult T's do not seem to have been affected. 13) Do you own any cats or dogs? No, but several people in the building do, including someone who owns a dog right across the hall from us. 14) If the specimen recovered, please provide info on how the care regimen was changed or what was done to aid recovery. She did not recover.