DKS

Bunyan van Asten

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I've heard a lot about something called "DKS" if i remember the name correctly, could anyone explain what it is?
 

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This is one of those times where a quick search would have yeilded almost endless results.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zS5UHnJ6KSU/UmxzFBQe4DI/AAAAAAAAH4k/DW5x804OpLo/s1600/iron16.jpg

DKS is a description of a symptom seen in tarantulas...very often a result of contact with some toxin, but that's not always the case. Much like a runny nose is just a symptom of the real issue, DKS is a symptom of a larger problem.

What it is, is a very twitchy, frantic, uncontrolled (or barely controlled) movement, that renders the t helpless to just about everything. Its quite the sad sight to see, but contrary to what many think, its not a disease...just a symptom....looks like this...

 

Bunyan van Asten

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This is one of those times where a quick search would have yeilded almost endless results.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zS5UHnJ6KSU/UmxzFBQe4DI/AAAAAAAAH4k/DW5x804OpLo/s1600/iron16.jpg

DKS is a description of a symptom seen in tarantulas...very often a result of contact with some toxin, but that's not always the case. Much like a runny nose is just a symptom of the real issue, DKS is a symptom of a larger problem.

What it is, is a very twitchy, frantic, uncontrolled (or barely controlled) movement, that renders the t helpless to just about everything. Its quite the sad sight to see, but contrary to what many think, its not a disease...just a symptom....looks like this...

Yeah, sorry about that... But that's quite horrible to be honest
 

viper69

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Yeah, sorry about that... But that's quite horrible to be honest

Remember, Google is your friend ;) On almost everything a beginner asks, one can find it on google as this forum is indexed by Google. Maybe the DKS sticky has info too, I'm not sure.

DKS is not a true disease, there are no studies on it.
 
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