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Lost my new Avic.

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Exo, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. Exo

    Exo Arachnoprince

    Well, I had to put down my brand new baby Avic avic today, it tried to molt rightside up in a tight part of it's web and came out a twisted mess. I had to free all of it's front legs from the molt but it was messed up so bad that it couldn't even walk. I just got it Saturday and I don't think it had time to construct a adiquate web to molt in....I don't think I'm gonna get anymore arboreals for awhile. :(
  2. Shell

    Shell ArachnoVixen AKA Dream Crusher AKA Heartbreaker

    Aw Exo :( I'm so sorry for your loss.
  3. shypoet

    shypoet Arachnoknight

    sorry you lost it :(
  4. Exo

    Exo Arachnoprince

    Yeah, I'm pretty bummed, I was hoping that I'd never have to have a bad molt with one of my Ts.....it sucks.
  5. Aww shucks :( I'm so sorry to hear that..

  6. AudreyElizabeth

    AudreyElizabeth Arachnodemon Old Timer

    Don't give up, arboreal species are some of the coolest out there. You may be right about the lack of webbing, that is one of my suspicions about avic deaths, but in this case, you couldn't help it. Saturday to Tuesday wouldn't be enough time IMO.
    Chin up, try again, and I'm sure that next time will go better. Sorry for the loss!
  7. That really sucks, i've got a baby A.Avic and i'd hate to lose mine. It hasn't molted yet since i've had it and it is only 1/2 inch. I'm hoping for the best..
  8. Redneck

    Redneck Arachnoprince

    Sorry for your loss Exo! :(
  9. Sorry to hear. I don't think anyone imagines losing their tarantulas young. :(
  10. PrimalTaunt

    PrimalTaunt Arachnobaron

    Sorry to hear about that but don't give up on arboreals because there are so many great ones out there! Maybe just move to other ones before making your way back to avics.
  11. Exo

    Exo Arachnoprince

    Yeah, he didn't have time to make an area roomy enough to molt in, so he ended up molting in a tight "starter tube" kind of web. He had a better web in his vial but his previous owner left his last molt in there and I had assumed that he must have molted recently. If only I had known....
  12. Exo

    Exo Arachnoprince

    I have a 2in versi that I raised from a baby that I absolutely love, but if I get another arboreal I'll probably get a P.irminia.
  13. AudreyElizabeth

    AudreyElizabeth Arachnodemon Old Timer

    Can't go wrong with P. irminia either, I love mine!