My baby H. arizonensis died.

Snake_Eyes

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It even molted to. :(

I was cleaning out it's enclosure and I found a molt that he left right before he died.
 

Thaedion

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Sorry to hear that 'snake eyes'. I lost one of my emps a while back, the first one so far, and it struck a chord in me, so I can sympathize with you.

Hope you feel better soon. :(
 

1/2

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Sorry to hear that, hope you don't give up. Best of luck with the next ones.
 

Leiurus87

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My baby Giant did the same exact thing. It molted, but its right pincher was twisted around at a bad angle, presumably tearing its soft shell and bleeding to death during the night when i was powerless to help. Id try to find a dealer who sells adults.
 

Arachnophilist

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awww :( sorry to hear that.. it sucks losing bugs.. well I hope you find a new one soon!
 

EAD063

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Where there crickets in the tank? If so, you've most likely found your culprit.

Sorry for your loss, (ps where did you find a juvenile from)?

Ed
 

Snake_Eyes

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Where there crickets in the tank? If so, you've most likely found your culprit.

Sorry for your loss, (ps where did you find a juvenile from)?

Ed
Nope no crickets.

I purchased it from KUJordan about 3 months ago. I believe Botar has some 1" still for sale.
 

JSN

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hey no worries, its not uncommon for this to happen, arizonensis are notorious for not surviving molts...keep trying...
 

twirl and kill

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snake eyes,i remeber you posting a while back about getting another since your one before this one died,you knew how to take care of them,so its prolly not your fault.
this time try a different species?something that doesnt have a reputation for dying from molts,or go with an adault h. arizonensis.
 

Snake_Eyes

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How were you keeping it?
Small KK, sand, dry...low to mid 80's.

snake eyes,i remeber you posting a while back about getting another since your one before this one died,you knew how to take care of them,so its prolly not your fault.
this time try a different species?something that doesnt have a reputation for dying from molts,or go with an adault h. arizonensis.
The first arizonensis I had was an adult.

Next week I'll probably pick up a S. mesaensis to replace this one and keep an eye out (locally) for another H. arizonesis/spadix. As much as I would like to grow one out I'll probably just stick to buying adults from now on.
 

PIter

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Small KK, sand, dry...low to mid 80's.



The first arizonensis I had was an adult.

Next week I'll probably pick up a S. mesaensis to replace this one and keep an eye out (locally) for another H. arizonesis/spadix. As much as I would like to grow one out I'll probably just stick to buying adults from now on.
Give your next one a false bottom set up and keep the enclosure around 50-60% humidity that got my H arisonensis trough it's molt.
 
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