- Jan 12, 2016
I own a subadult a. avicularia and I've had her for well over a year now and she has not molted a single time while in my care. She's made a hammock of sorts of web at the top of her enclosure and just hangs out there all day and all night. She used to just hang out on the side of the glass, and she had a ravenous appetite but now she seems depressed almost and she only eats about 60% of the time. She is in an aquarium meant for fish so it has a glass top with a door on it which I've fitted with a piece of plastic with holes drilled in it but I sometimes notice a musky, mildew smell when I open the lid to feed her. She's a beautiful spider and my fiance's favorite in my collection. Could someone tell me what the heck is happening with her? Maybe not enough fresh air? Too dry? Too cold? HELP!