Can phidippus regius florida handle a very fast temperature change from 30°c to 23°c? i have one here which experienced this and it seems dead now

jumper007

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i had the spider over heater, in enclosure was 30°c. then i took her outside onto my hands. room temperature was 23°c. now i think she is dead or in heat shock. legs are not curled up.
 

Jumbie Spider

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It can get down to the 40's (Fahrenheit) in some parts of Florida during the winter. So that temp sounds like it should be fine imo. But I've only ever kept one small species, I'm no expert.


Regarding fast temperature fluctuations I'm not sure. Although from 30 to 23 doesn't sound drastic, but perhaps it was hotter than 30.
 
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CRX

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I find P regius (and audax) here in Kentucky, they deal with those temps every year.
 

Biollantefan54

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I mean if it died right after the temp changed I would say you answered your own question
 
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