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Im so worried!

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Elmolax, Aug 20, 2005.

  1. Elmolax

    Elmolax Arachnoknight Old Timer

    my favorite taratula isnt very big, and she is in a 10 gal tank ... I canmt afford anything else ATM.
    But shye is pre-molt.. and has been working on some heavy webbing (possilbe hammock?)... but she ventures to the top and she keeps on hurting her abdomen, and she wotn stop climbing. Right now she is bleeding from a small wound (blood is minimum) and she is very shaky and still trying to climb...
    What should I do to stop her from climbing??!?!? Please help!!
  2. wolfpak

    wolfpak Arachnobaron Old Timer

    increase the substrate
  3. Elmolax

    Elmolax Arachnoknight Old Timer

    I don't have any money for that either :'(
    Unless it's ok to use shreeded aspen or shredded northern white..
  4. wolfpak

    wolfpak Arachnobaron Old Timer

    never tried that before. probably work temporarily
  5. Stracs-arachs

    Stracs-arachs Arachnosquire Old Timer

    walmart run

    Go to walmart and buy a $2.99 tupaware container...or like wolfpak said increase the substrate!!
  6. shogun804

    shogun804 Arachnogeneral Old Timer

  7. juggalo69

    juggalo69 Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Maybe your tank is too humid. If I overfill my T waterdish sometimes she will spend a couple of days hanging out at the top of her tank.
  8. Beccas_824

    Beccas_824 Arachnobaron Old Timer

    How big is she? perhaps if you have a small container laying around the house or in your kitchen cabinets this may work until you can buy a more suitable home for her.
  9. nightbreed

    nightbreed Arachnobaron Old Timer

    If she's bleeding your going to have to patch her up with super glue or similar, or she will bleed to death.
  10. becca81

    becca81 Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    Is this one you caught in the wild?

    If so - release it back where you found it (after patching it up).

    Either that or get a smaller cheap container. As someone else suggested, you can go to WalMart or even a dollar store.
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2005
  11. Gesticulator

    Gesticulator Arachnoangel Old Timer

    Sounds like it's pretty stressed. Look through your fridge/kitchen and try to find a suitable and lower container...like empty out a peanut butter or mayonaise jar. I am thinking just to wad up some paper towels on top of the substrate, temporarily.