First casualty...death of a spiderling

Shanigirl

Arachnopeon
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Hello! I got a Lasiodora parahybana back in May (1/4 inch)and was doing well. I checked on it last night and noticed it was on it's back and had recently molted, checked back this afternoon and still in the same position. No movement or reaction when I gently touched it. It had dug a burrow for itself (I could see it through the plastic container) and I made sure the substrate was well watered on one side. I guess I just want to hear that these things happen no matter if you do everything right. :(
 

Anastasia

Arachnoprince
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Yes, it does, sweetie,
hope that wont stop you from getting more spiderkids and try it again
 

BlackCat

Arachnoknight
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Jul 29, 2009
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It happens sometimes. Sucks, but it's part of the hobby, unfortunately.
 

Shanigirl

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Thank you for all that posted. I will try again. I have 5 other tiny spiderlings that seem to be doing fine. I just feel bad because I am responsible for these little creatures... and they are so innocent and sweet. There is a reptile expo this weekend in PA and I will look for another Lasiodora parahybana there.
 

aluras

Arachnobaron
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Lp

Sorry for the loss :( but im glad your getting back on the wagon, Good luck at the show.
 

ZergFront

Arachnoprince
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Unfortunate part of the hobby. It still does suck, though. :(
 
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