Advertisement Many, many weeks ago, back in March, I joined this forum because I had bought a less than 1cm Brachypelma A. sling. I ran around frantically for the bugger for weeks, making sure my home was warm enough, killing small mealworm for it, dropping in the odd fruitfly etc. I assume the spider is (at the most 8 weeks old now, but it's still [with legspan] about an old 1p coin. I originally had it in a small enclosure full of peat, but played the goodguy and bought a small bag of Spiderlife substrate. It's been sluggish (two weeks) since I changed its substrate to that. I think I may have messed up a bit there. But the tiny blighter DID keep eating. Now tonight, it's dead to the world. It's been in one position for 48 hours. I know I shouldn't have, but I touched a leg with a cotton bud yesterday - didn't move. It's still in the same position now. And it has previously wandered about. Is it dead? It isn't curled, but I've never seen it non-reactive. It must be at least 9 weeks old now.