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G. rosea in death curl, weird situation?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by DannyH, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. DannyH

    DannyH Arachnobaron

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    So my G. rosea had 2 of her back legs curled under her an hour ago, out of alarm I checked if she was okay and she started walking around as usual. She has a full water dish and just ate a fat cricket yesterday, so I doubt shes dehydrated. Anyone have any ideas?
     
  2. Kodi

    Kodi Title Master

    Unless all of her legs are curled and she's not being very responsive chances are she's perfectly fine.
     
  3. Ziolizard

    Ziolizard Arachnosquire

    My MM G. pulchripes likes to curl up some of his legs from time to time. He's just old and tired. And likes to troll, apparently. He's still alive and well. =)
     
  4. goodoldneon

    goodoldneon Arachnoknight

    Breathe in, breathe out, breathe in, breathe out...
     
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  5. friendttyy

    friendttyy Arachnolord

    Teaching him how to breathe?Well i agree as long as it is responsive it is OK.
     
  6. annabelle

    annabelle Arachnosquire

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    Don't panic! I see mine do that from time to time. I think it's just grooming, usually.
    It always startles me, though! hahaha
     
  7. lancej

    lancej Arachnolord

    It was probably sleeping, until it was so rudely awakened! ;)
    Unless ALL of its legs are curled under at the same time, it's not a death curl - it is just doing what tarantulas do (like causing unnecessary panic in it's new owner!).