Advertisement Today I went to the pet shop to buy some roaches, but I noticed some 'new additions' to the owner's collection. Among them was a tarantula (G. porteri, I think) in death curl. The owner thought the tarantula is suffering from a mold infection, but my best guess is dehydration. I asked the owner if I can have it because it was clearly about to kick the bucket. He gave it to me for free. So, I brought this poor tarantula home, but I have not given up hope just yet. The tarantula is somewhat responsive in that it tried to crawl over my hand, but it just can't stretch its legs. I put it on its back for now and put a drop of water on its mouth parts. I can't say if it is drinking. The drop may have gotten smaller in the past half an hour or so, but this could be my wishful thinking. I will make some more pictures later on for comparison. Does anyone have any tips? Any ideas about this poor creature's chances of survival? Ps. it's not in an ICU. This is just the box I transported it in with some dry paper towels.