- Aug 16, 2002
I've been moving my larger slings - 1"+ - into larger homes and putting them into the "preschool" - my 55 gallon tank. One of the little ones which was just an inch was put into a 4x5x3 inch clear plastic food storage container with airholes in the lid. I was CERTAIN that none of the holes were big enough to allow it to escape because it's butt was so fat - fatter than the diameter of any of the holes. I was WRONG. This morning, I slept in, didn't go into the spider room until 9 am. To my horror, when I looked into the 55 gallon tank there was my baby floating in the 16 oz deli cup of water that I keep in there for humidity!! Fortunately for her she had not been in there long enough to become completely soaked and sink. I lifted her out on my fingers and I feared the worst, as she didn't move. I carefully wicked the water off of her with a soft artist brush and after about 10 minutes she recovered. I have learned my lesson - even if the butt is bigger than the holes they can still pull it through some how. I am just lucky I found her in time. Now I hope that her ordeal doesn't have any lasting effects or cause her to get any fungus infections from having been so wet.