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Ephebopus Cyanognathus

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by chris808, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. chris808

    chris808 Arachnopeon

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    I have a 3/4 inch DLS sling that molted 7 days ago. I made a mistake and tried to feed it to soon and it refused the meal. I got out the roach, but had to prod the bottom of the burrow and ever since then, the sling will not return to its burrow. For the first 5 days, it was only stationary on the lid of the enclosure. It has now moved to the substrate but not the burrow. The substrate is damp, and the enclosure is a 160oz deli cup. I am thinking that I just stressed it out but maybe someone wants to chime in. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. BoyFromLA

    BoyFromLA ‎٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و Arachnosupporter

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    Don’t get too much stress, by over thinking that you stressed your tarantula. You and your tarantula are both fine.
     
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  3. chris808

    chris808 Arachnopeon

    Thanks for the reply. And that is what I figured...
     
  4. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnoreaper Arachnosupporter

    It'll either reoccupy the burrow or seek an alternative.

    They will sometimes behave arboreally as slings, I gave mine enough sub to burrow but also height and anchor points, he didn't burrow at all until he passed an inch and a half, he opted to make a web tube along the side of the enclosure instead.
     
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  5. chris808

    chris808 Arachnopeon

    Arboreally! Sweet, I did provide anchor points as well as enough substrate for the little guy to burrow. Time will tell which route it will take. Thanks for the reply.
     
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  6. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    You did, live with the consequences of a stressed out T- expensive psych bills for your T
     
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  7. chris808

    chris808 Arachnopeon

    Little guy passed away. Abdomen was shriveled up and the springtails were having a meal of it. This was my first death out of 25 tarantulas. R.I.P.
     
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  8. FrDoc

    FrDoc Arachnolord Active Member

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    Be at ease on yourself. Nothing you described as far as your actions physically traumatized your spider. Without knowing particulars, I’m going to throw out that it sounds like a bad molt internally, e.g., sucking stomach issue.
     
  9. chris808

    chris808 Arachnopeon

    Thanks for that. Im now about 2 years into this hobby. Prior to my first purchase, I was totally afraid of spiders. I started watching a few Youtubers and the fascination began. Now, 24 later, I am even more intrigued than ever.
     
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