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Today in the Spider Room?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Dovey, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. WolfSoon

    WolfSoon Arachnosquire Active Member

    Oh no, that sucks! I can see how that kind of brain fart could happen, and I hope she’s ok too!
    One time my Avic male took a ride on the outside of a catch cup that rolled across the floor (somehow I forgot his weight would shift the cup if I set it down). I was really worried, but he was fine. At any rate, don’t be too hard on yourself!
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  2. Rigor Mortis

    Rigor Mortis Arachnoknight

    Today in the spider room my A. chalcodes walked over to her semi-empty water dish and once realising it was mostly empty she proceeded to walk over to a wall and put 2 feet on it, as if to say "Water, human."
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  3. Urzeitmensch

    Urzeitmensch Arachnosquire Active Member

    You are not alone ... Not long ago I tried to capture my A. Crinirufum (or P. Sazimai, label your enclosures!) sling after it escaped. Having caught it with the cup upside down I tried to slide the lid under it, nearly squashing it in the process because it somehow darted under the lid. Its fine as far as I can see but does not make my behaviour less idiotic.

    I hope this helps you to at least not feel alone :D
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  4. lostbrane

    lostbrane Arachnobaron Arachnosupporter

    Hm. My P. vittata just did, what I can only assume to be, a backflip from the front glass to the foam background.
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  5. krbshappy71

    krbshappy71 Arachnosquire Active Member

    I just want to know why every T and reptile I own has to poop on the front glass. Welcome to my reptile/T room, it's glass covered with poop streaks. Like I am really going to reach in and clean the glass of the some of these T's? Maybe if I can figure out an acrylic barrier to slide in between me and the hide/burrows.... Other than that, everyone is great!
  6. scifigetsmehigh

    scifigetsmehigh Arachnopeon

    Setting up a space today for my first spiders, and I stacked some tupperware boxes all wonky and they cascaded onto my head and left a small scratch.

    Pretty damn tame compared to most of the stuff I'm reading in this thread but it's good to know that the worst is still ahead :wideyed:
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  7. lostbrane

    lostbrane Arachnobaron Arachnosupporter

    Looking like my P. smithi sling is attempting to molt upright and it’s not looking great.

    Update: Annnd, I think it's not going to make it. Damn it.
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  8. scifigetsmehigh

    scifigetsmehigh Arachnopeon

    Update? Did he really not make it? :(
  9. lostbrane

    lostbrane Arachnobaron Arachnosupporter

    Tis a goner.
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  10. Marika

    Marika Arachnobaron Active Member

    My G. rosea sling got stuck in molt :( I managed to get it free, I just hope I didn't cause any damage, it's a small sling. Poor little thing.
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  11. EtienneN

    EtienneN Arachnonovelist-musician-artist Arachnosupporter

    So today in the spider room: 30 large crickets ALL escaped. You guys should have seen my face! Oh well, I guess they’ll just dry up and die or else I’ll catch them and flush them down the toilet. Got 30 more this afternoon and there will be no way these ones can make a break for freedom.
  12. Thekla

    Thekla Arachnoangel Active Member

    Today, something happened I vowed to myself would never happen to me... I knocked down a deli cup from the shelf! :eek: Of course, it was the one with my tiniest sling, my B. emilia. :nailbiting:
    I think, luckily for her she sat at the bottom in her tunnel and when the cup turned over while falling to the ground and landed upside down, she landed kinda soft on top of loose substrate.
    Gosh, that was scary! I never had an accident like this before. Stupid, clumsy me. :shifty:

    But she's fine! Thank god! I dug her out and got her in a new, a tad bigger enclosure (she needed it anyway after her recent moult).


    I just hope, she'll forgive me. :wacky:
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  13. Marika

    Marika Arachnobaron Active Member

    My sling is alive and has moved around a bit, but has amputated two legs, and one of its pedipalps is bent.
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  14. disentomb

    disentomb c u r s e d Arachnosupporter

    LI, NY
    Set up a nice new home for my Nhandu coloratovillosus sling and rehoused it easily. Its about to be feeding time for everyone else!
  15. Arachnophoric

    Arachnophoric Arachnodemon Active Member

    Since my N. incei slings all finally molted into 2nd instar, I moved the incubator deli into a larger enclosure with a bit of damp substrate and left the lid of the deli cup off. Little things are hardly half an inch and already so fast!

    After that I took some small prekilled crickets and gave the babies their first meal. At first they were frightened of the dead crickets and avoided them (much to my annoyance), but then finally one brave soul took that first bite and I don't think I have ever been so elated to see a tarantula eat. After that, slowly but surely the siblings all joined in and were dog-piling on to eat for the first time. There were a few small squabbles over food (how hilarious to see a sling the same size as the cricket frantically trying to drag it away while the others hang onto it for dear life), but nobody seemed to have gotten munched in the frenzy and I spent probably a good hour just staring at 122 tiny slings tearing apart these crickets until all that was left were legs and heads. Now most of them have migrated down to the floor and are even webbing up the substrate already, and to my delight they all look to now have nice robust little booties! :D

    I'm going to leave the vast majority of them in together for now as I'm about to go on vacation, but I think once I get back on the 28th I'm going to go ahead and separate them all into their own 5.5 ounce souffle cups and order some shipping supplies before I post them up in the sales section. Gonna be so bittersweet sending off the offspring of my first breeding/egg sac. :shy:
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  16. draconisj4

    draconisj4 Arachnobaron Active Member

    Update on the little guy, he's doing very well, is able to eat and is acting perfectly normal though he is kind of funny looking. So far so good, I have named him "Five" :)
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