Advertisement Hey everybody, I know I posted a while short back ab my AF Avic avic”s and OBT’s deaths. Well, now my AF Nhandu chromatus is gone too. We noticed that she was walking around kind of scrunched up in a sort of stress curl but she was still relatively active -climbing the walls - and eating and drinking etc. This morning I went to check on her and I found her like this: Not even in a death curl... but she has certainly passed. I just don’t get it! Is it that every time I buy an adult I seem to get a old one? I mean she’s clearly fully hydrated because her abdomen hasn’t shrunk at all and it looks like she just kind of laid down and “went to sleep.” Haven’t changed any of my methods of husbandry and I’ve had around 50 tarantulas for at least a bit shy of ten years. The only thing I can think of that has changed… Which is really not much of a change… Is that when my husband feeds the tarantula if he tries to only feed them females because he hates when one or two of them don’t get eaten and in the middle of the night they start cricketing. But that’s only been for the past for five months. And we feed them usually every two weeks and they always have water whether it’s sprayed in the tank or in a water bowl or both. When I took her out, she was still movable which makes me think that she died within the last 12 hours, because rigor mortis would have sent it in in a few hours and then she would not gain secondary fluidity (Movement after rigor Morris) until she was stinky. She has no smell, no visible injuries, her mouth area is clean and looks healthy. Her joints are intact and there are no mites. Her color hasn’t dulled or changed (above = crappy pic with indoor lighting)... I just am so stupefied! Does anyone have any idea what could be happening? I don’t want to lose all of my adult females! Boo Hoo... someone help, and please no judgy (I’m sad enough already).