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Dropping like flies!

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by MrsHaas, Oct 2, 2018.

  1. SonsofArachne

    SonsofArachne Arachnobaron Active Member

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    If you look around you can usually find sub-adult females of most species in the 2 - 4 inch range, so you know it's not old (unless it's a dwarf species). And most have at least some, if not most, of the adult coloration. When I got my N. chromatus she was about 2 inches and is now around 4 and looks like mini adult.
     
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  2. Theneil

    Theneil Arachnoangel Active Member

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    The issue i had wasn't death, it was not being sent what i paid for and trying to tell me i ordered and paid for what they sent (despite their own invoice and significant price discrepancy). Almost all of my deaths have been attributable to poor packaging foe shipment from people i wouldn't consider to be vendors.
     
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  3. MrsHaas

    MrsHaas Arachnodemon

    That is so tragic and frustrating! I’m sorry for ur losses!
     
  4. Theneil

    Theneil Arachnoangel Active Member

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    Thank you. Sorry for derailing your thread BTW... :bag:
     
  5. MrsHaas

    MrsHaas Arachnodemon

    Not at all!! We’re all here to support each other! <3
    I too have had troubles with ill-packed Ts that have died/Been harmed in transit. About 2 years ago (some may remember) I had a pokie get fried from the heat in the mail and she was having constant tremors and was basically in a death curl and completely limp when I unpacked her. I had to keep her alive by putting her on her back in an ICU And dripping water into her mouth and making cricket soup and Orally administering it. I managed to keep her alive for about two months and then bugs started growing in her mouth so I had to make the sad decision to put her in the freezer and end her suffering.
     
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  6. johnny quango

    johnny quango Arachnoknight Arachnosupporter

    @MrsHaas I'm so sorry to hear you've lost another she was a beauty, I remember your other thread about the Avic death you had and that left me scratching my head and now this. It's got me wondering if it could be a feeder issue such as a parasite or a disease carried by them, it wouldn't necessarily have to be a recent supply either. This is just a thought mind you and truthfully although it gets to us all and frustrates the hell out of us 9 times out of 10 wellw probably never find out why it happens
     
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  7. Ultum4Spiderz

    Ultum4Spiderz Arachnoking Active Member

    Two of my 3 females I bought are gone , two bad molts & other one is a b boiehmei looks old but going strong still. :drowning: She always looks bald on abdomen maybes a big hair kicker . :shame:
    I even asked how to care for them to make sure my care wasn good they were just old or bad luck on molts.:dead:
     
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  8. Ultum4Spiderz

    Ultum4Spiderz Arachnoking Active Member

    I got my klugi at 2” yeah I no longer buy adults full grown. After 2! Of my last 3 having bad molts due to old age or something. Lost one of my own Ts to a bad molt also n chromatis . R.I.P. :drowning:
    Ouch my knees hurt always, :eek: dono how or were I’ll find a job.
     
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  9. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    I've bought females from people, no issues. Just bad luck on your end. What did your dealer mean by "this goes on" ???
     
  10. SonsofArachne

    SonsofArachne Arachnobaron Active Member

    She meant there are some dishonest dealers who sell their old breeders without letting the buyer know what they are getting. She didn't imply that it was common, but that it does happen sometimes.
    The word "dishonest" is my own as while it's technically not lying to sell them as "adult females" it is wrong not disclose advanced age and offer them at discount.
     
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  11. Versijewels

    Versijewels Arachnopeon Active Member

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    Seen this sort of behavior in the reptile breeder realm a lot more than the T breeders though thats for sure.
     
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  12. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    What sort is that?
     
  13. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    Thought person meant common.
     
  14. MrsHaas

    MrsHaas Arachnodemon

    I am by different crickets from different places pretty much every time that I stock up for feeding. So unless every single Petclub and Petco and Petsmart in my area have diseased crickets I’m not entirely sure that that is a contributing factor to all the deaths. But that is a good thing to think about! Thank you for that.
     
  15. MrsHaas

    MrsHaas Arachnodemon

    I asked a good friend from AB what they thought of the problem could be and she said more times than most people know, tarantulas can die from fecal impaction’s. That would make sense in this situation, since her abdomen never shrunk as she swiftly wasted away, however, I have not cut open my spider yet to find out. ???
     
  16. johnny quango

    johnny quango Arachnoknight Arachnosupporter

    That actually makes sense and would explain the fact that the abdomen never shrunk. I had a sub adult G iheringi die of impaction and the more I think about it the more it sounds like your issue, I remember he was lifeless, no shrinkage of his abdomen he kinda looked like nothing was wrong.
    It sounds like a simple answer but something most of us wouldn't even pick up on. Good catch if that's the case
     
  17. Torech Ungol

    Torech Ungol Arachnosquire Active Member

    Do you use any diatomaceous earth? That is very bad for anything with an exoskeleton, hence the question. Very sorry for your losses! :(