- Aug 16, 2002
Well, the second PZB that I got with my order from Paul - the one that was doing really well but was meaner than a really mean viper - is having some problems. First, let me say that I was going to be taking her to the reptile show this weekend and trading her in with Pat because I don't like her temper. So she must of realized that and went off food, then, 2 days ago I see the tell tale dark skin on the bum which means a shed is coming so I'm not going to try moving her when she's ready for a shed. So, no trade. But, that wasn't good enough for her. Now, I look at her and she has bright yellow, tiny, fluffy fungus / mold growing on the top of her chelicera and by her eyes!! I've never seen the likes of it. Plus she has some of the same white fuzzy fungus that the sick one had. I have her fairly dry with a water dish so over wettness can't be the cause. Does anyone have any ideas on this? I treated her with the same stuff I used on the sick one for it's fungus. I hope that these two don't have some wierd tarantula fungus disease that is going to spread through my collection. I so regret ordering those spiders. But, hey, at least the babies are doing really well - some have shed 2 TIMES already!