Fungus on T. cupreus

Ariel

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I've been in a bit of a battle with my T. cupreus' vial, and keeping it free of mold, and today I was actually going to rehouse the little guy into something with a little more ventilation, but when I went into check on them this morning I discovered that he had puffs of molt growing on three of his feet, one of which had attached to the side of his abdomen.

I usually check on my Ts every day and I don't remember seeing this, or signs of this before, so I don't know if it's something I just missed or if this sprung up over night, but I'm not really sure what to do. I've transferred him a mostly dry ICU, but I can't think of what else I could possibly do? He's not even a full inch.

I've done a little looking around on the boards and so far as I can tell when a T starts developing mold on itself, it's pretty much fatal. :( I don't want this to be the case, but I do fear that I will lose this little guy.

I can't provide y'all with a picture right now, but I'll try to have one up as soon as I can, tomorrow if possible.
 

Sleazoid

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I can't really say much for this, I hope they pull through. I would like to see pictures of him whenever you can, hopefully someone with more experience with this can chime in. I have never heard of this myself. Good luck.
 

nhaverland413

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hydrogen peroxide goes to town on molds, you might try swabbing with a small amount.
 

nhaverland413

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I was thinking about that myself and frankly, having never tried it I cannot say. Perhaps someone else will have an answer for you, sorry.
 

ZergFront

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I would rather try something than have the fungus spread. Maybe a tiny bit of hydrogen peroxide on a Q-tip or a gentle toe fungi treatment. Just be very careful to avoid the booklungs!
 

Ariel

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I apologies for not being able to get back on sooner and update this. I don't actually have access to the internet at home right now, so I can't get on regularly. I unfortunately couldn't get any decent pictures either, and the fungus is starting to spread. :( so you think possibly using hydrogen proxide might help? I wonder what the effects would be on the spider of I did that, but it may be worth a try.

I've already taken him out of his original container and he is now in a small deli cup with no substrate in it, I thought that might hault the growth but it really hasn't. Perhaps I'll try the peroxide thing when I get home, and maybe it might help the little guy.

If anyone else has any opinions, please chime in!
 

Ariel

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just thought I'd update this and let y'all know the little guy passed away. :(
 

MrDusty

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I'm very sorry for your loss...losing a T this way is pretty devastating, and I have a particular love for Tapinauchenius T's :(.
 
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