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How well does a hisser take a fall? Help!

Discussion in 'Insects, Other Invertebrates & Arthropods' started by Roachesintheivy, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. Roachesintheivy

    Roachesintheivy Arachnopeon

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    Hello! I'm worried about one of my hissers. While I was trying to put him back in his tank, he freaked out and jumped from my hand. He landed on the table the tank was on, but then twisted, falling again to hang onto my pants and then falling about a foot onto the carpet.

    He seems fine with no external damage (other than general stillness), but I'm worried. I read on Quora that hissers don't take falls too well, the claim being that a mere three foot fall can damage their insides and kill them, especially for larger roaches. However, Maxson (the roach) only technically fell a couple of feet and ended up on soft carpet.

    What do you guys think? Is he going to be okay?
     
  2. Dovey

    Dovey Arachnobaron Active Member

    Honestly, I think you could run over that bug with a pretty good-sized Volkswagen and it would still be fine. They are a lot tougher than some people report, and it sounds like he had several surfaces to slow down his descent.
     
  3. pannaking22

    pannaking22 Arachnoking Active Member

    Yeah I wouldn't worry about it, he'll be fine. Probably just surprised more than anything.