A. genic passed away

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Arachnobaron
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well as some of you may know my T had dyskinetic syndrome as some people call it. she had it for about 4 days total and I thought it was going away at about the 2nd day. the symptoms were: jerking legs up and down really fast, after a while her legs were stuck up against her abdomen. This is my first T death and it really struck me pretty hard.:(
 

P. Novak

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well as some of you may know my T had dyskinetic syndrome as some people call it. she had it for about 4 days total and I thought it was going away at about the 2nd day. the symptoms were: jerking legs up and down really fast, after a while her legs were stuck up against her abdomen. This is my first T death and it really struck me pretty hard.:(
I'm sorry to hear that. I know how it feels when a T dies on you, I had one die on my a couple years back. It brings a sense of failure doesn't it? Don't worry better luck will come to you. Do you know why she died, or was it just another random death?
 

Rydog

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ya i definitely feel like I let her down. This is definitely a experience to learn from. It was dyskinetic syndrome, I guess its like the mad cow for crickets. word of advice, don't give your crickets moldy, old, or anything that looks weird because it is like giving your T that stuff too. I kept my crickets relatively clean but discovered a little mold a few days before the symptoms started. this was after she had been feeding on them.
 

P. Novak

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ya i definitely feel like I let her down. This is definitely a experience to learn from. It was dyskinetic syndrome, I guess its like the mad cow for crickets. word of advice, don't give your crickets moldy, old, or anything that looks weird because it is like giving your T that stuff too. I kept my crickets relatively clean but discovered a little mold a few days before the symptoms started. this was after she had been feeding on them.

It's ok, we live and learn. Oh ya I know, it's how it is for every predator and prey relationship, the food consumed by the prey will directly affect the predator. Keep your healthy crickets.
 

mr_jacob7

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i've never had one die, but i could emagine that it leaves that empty feeling in the pit of your stomach, huh? maybe even the heart. :(
 

Rydog

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yep it kinda takes it out of you in a way. I'll learn from my mistakes on this one.
 

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i hope your genic enjoyed a long and happy existence before it went to spider heaven where it rains crickets.
 

Rydog

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yes she did, she was one of my 'prized' T's, I am content in knowing that she lived well. in T heaven its an all you can eat cricket mealworm and mouse buffet, she'll fit right in:)
 

phil jones

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bad luck and you do feel the lost when one dies on you i still remember when my old b- albopilosum a ( male ) went to - t - heaven i did think about give them up but i soon got over it and that was about 9yrs ago :( £££ phil
 

Neuroticvirus

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dude that sucks man even tho im new in the T hobby and i havent had my Ts THAT long it suck if one died sorry man.
 

Nitibus

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Thanx for the heads up. I'll pay the $ 0.75 for cricket food ! No more moldy oranges or potatoes. They rot so fast it's hard to keep up !
 

Rydog

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ya as long as you keep on top of what you feed the crickets and check on the feeders every day, i think you could feed oranges and apples etc. Thanks for your condolences. I think I am going to try my hand at another A. genic. I will never make this mistake again.
 
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