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Help - Delivered and not moving

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by MKG, Apr 4, 2017.

  1. MKG

    MKG Arachnopeon

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    I think he is really stressed. He kicked a lot of hairs in his shipping container. Do I just wait?
     

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  2. nicodimus22

    nicodimus22 Arachnobaron Arachnosupporter

    Make sure it has water. Set it in a dim place and leave it alone for several hours.
     
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  3. MKG

    MKG Arachnopeon

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    He has the water dish and he is on a moist paper towel.
     
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  4. EulersK

    EulersK Arachnoengineer Arachnosupporter

    Yep, he's fine. It's not uncommon for even very defensive tarantulas to get lethargic after shipping. Should be fine by tomorrow.
     
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  5. Moakmeister

    Moakmeister Arachnobaron Active Member

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    OH MY GOODNESS IT'S SO TINY! I thought you said it was gonna be 2 inches!
     
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  6. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnobaron Active Member

    It's stressed and lethargic from shipping, just leave it alone and it will eventually start to explore and get settled in.
     
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  7. MKG

    MKG Arachnopeon

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    I hope so! Fingers crossed!
     
  8. MKG

    MKG Arachnopeon

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    They said he was 2 inches. I really like him.
     
  9. Moakmeister

    Moakmeister Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Well he's adorable. Just let him be for a couple of days and then feed him.
     
  10. MKG

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  11. EulersK

    EulersK Arachnoengineer Arachnosupporter

    Yeah... that's not good. Have you contacted the seller? You should do that sooner rather than later as to adhere to their LAG.

    What happens when you lightly touch it's rump with a drinking straw?
     
  12. MKG

    MKG Arachnopeon

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    I contacted them immediately when I got him out of the container and he didn't move. She said this was very strange and has already said she would replace him if no improvement by morning. He also molted on 3/30. Would this have anything to do with him not moving? Molting...stress and then being transported? I'll go up and check him.
     
  13. EulersK

    EulersK Arachnoengineer Arachnosupporter

    They shipped him out a few days after a molt?! :banghead:
    Not saying that has anything to do with the current situation, but that's a big no-no. It's probably why they're so willing to ship you out a replacement, they know that they messed up.
     
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  14. MKG

    MKG Arachnopeon

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    So I lightly touched his rump and absolutely nothing...not even a tiny little move of any kind. Super sad :( I really think he is dead now.
     
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  15. MKG

    MKG Arachnopeon

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    Okay so he is dead. He was dead from the beginning because he never moved. The replacement will be the same size. I think the habitat may be too big. So I'm going with this one from Jamie's Tarantula. Stupid question but I'm going to ask...will he eat through that mesh circle and get out???
     

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  16. EulersK

    EulersK Arachnoengineer Arachnosupporter

    It's not a dumb question at all, because that absolutely can happen. More commonly though is that they'll get their tarsal claws stuck, which could result in a lost leg.
     
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  17. Moakmeister

    Moakmeister Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Awwww :( I'm so sorry man. Whoever you bought from needs to give you your money back for it being dead on arrival. And I would just use a deli cup. My local grocery store gave me one for free. Don't waste more money buying an enclosure.
     
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  18. MKG

    MKG Arachnopeon

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    Thanks. They are giving me a replacement. Here is what I am going to use 4" square 5" high. Missy ;)
     

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  19. Moakmeister

    Moakmeister Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Oh, you already have the new enclosure? Sweet.
     
  20. MKG

    MKG Arachnopeon

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    Yes, I thought the other was too big.