G. pulchra has white goo between fangs!

Jakob

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What can this white substance be? It pretty much looks like she's eating her own turds. I'm clueless as to what this is. I already requested swabs etc. and they will be sent out soon for testing and such. I heard that this could be some sort of infection and the chelicera and palps could be paralyzed. Man I really don't want this beauty to die. She's a 5.5" female. Thanks in advance. Here's a picture of it.

 

si_sleaf

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Looks like nematode worms. There have been a few reports about this lately. Move the affected T well away from your others as you do not want them to get infected. Search for nematodes on this forum.

Unfortunately, from what I have read, this will most likely kill your spider. Does it hold it's pedipalps up around it's mouth all the time?
 

MrT

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Man, I'm sorry to see that.:(
All my T's that have had that white goo have died..
Thats sad. Let us know how it goes..


Ernie
 

SpiderTwin

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If it is nematode worms, what causes it? Some type of worm or parasite?
 

RugbyDave

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I had an avic that had the "white disease" (ther other ones i've had died...), and i moved it to an ICU, with a 60 watt red incandescent light. The paper towels were kept damp and all has been well.

this, by NO means, is a way of treating it. I think i just happened to be lucky this time...

but def. move it away from the others.. i guess we're not too sure if its able to be transmitted easily..

check the sticky by BODISKY at the top, and def take some cultures and send them in -- use your T to help others!!!


good luck, and
peace
dave
 

Jakob

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I already got in touch with bodisky and theyre sending me some swabs. I hope she gets better...:( :(
 

skadiwolf

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ah, i'm sorry to hear that. good luck with it though. don't give up. :)
 
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