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OBT on the way out. RIP

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by AudreyElizabeth, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. AudreyElizabeth

    AudreyElizabeth Arachnodemon Old Timer

    I just found my very first tarantula, a female Pterinochilus murinus in a death curl. I got her as a juvie in February of '03. I'm not sure what the cause of death could be besides old age. She has been refusing food the past couple of months. I thought she was gearing up for another molt, but I guess not. I've had her longer than I've even known my husband. I noticed some weight loss, and she has been listless for the past couple of weeks.
  2. That's too bad, I just lost my obt as well:( R.I.P Ezra
  3. Jacobchinarian

    Jacobchinarian Arachnoknight

    It's always sad to lose a spider. :(
  4. Vespula

    Vespula Arachnodemon

    I'm sorry for your loss. :( It's sad to lose a friend. :(
  5. AudreyElizabeth

    AudreyElizabeth Arachnodemon Old Timer

    Thanks you all. I thought maybe she would live a little longer than this, I've never been able to get a definite life span for the P. murinus. She is in ICU right now. The weight loss is quite shocking, compared to two days ago even. She looks like a wasted MM.

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    Totally unresponsive now.
  6. Did you get a good look at the mouth yet? Could be something making it hard to feed.

    Whatever it is, I hope for the best.