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My O. schioedtei has... disappeared?!?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by boina, Oct 3, 2018.

  1. Theneil

    Theneil Arachnoprince Active Member

    Does anybody else have unsupervised access that may have opened the enclosure?
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  2. boina

    boina Lady of the mites Arachnosupporter

    No, I live alone. Anyone that stops by tends to stay away from the enclosures...
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  3. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX ArachnoGod Active Member

    If this can bring a bit of comfort to you, I've lived for months with a S.subspinipes (!!!) on the loose, near me, my bed, everywhere, and my cats that are free to go where they want, day and night :)

    The funny details:

    A) That lovely unsexed brat was a little (yet bitey) pedeling like his brothers and sisters, just that somehow was smart than me (I've captured and later shipped the others) and he/she survived pretty well, for that last time we (one of my cats was present) spotted the bugger, was already a quite long 'pede crawling out of the main door with a true saucy attitude. Had almost tears from the laughs, I will never forgot that night :hilarious:

    B) No one was bitten, simply because he/she acted as a pure Solid Snake/Ninja on many legs all the time... I think that the bugger was surprised as well to spot us, that day.

    C) Best of luck, always :kiss:
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  4. Ultum4Spiderz

    Ultum4Spiderz Arachnoking Active Member

    Full grown ? Could it squeeze out the lid or teleport during maintenance?
    It would take 10-20 dubia to eat a dead T and would be have to starving. Unless you use orange head roaches it’s very unlikely.
    Ts are escaping artists sorry for you loss hope she’s still Slovenia how long has she’s been gone?
  5. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnoreaper Arachnosupporter

    We're potentially talking several months, 1 dubia plus the clean up crew chipping in and it's not that unlikely in the slightest, dubia eat their nymphs/injured/dead and males are known to take chunks out of each other, I've said this repeatedly and everyone goes on like I'm mental for saying it, why the hell does everyone seem to think they're completely harmless?
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  6. Ultum4Spiderz

    Ultum4Spiderz Arachnoking Active Member

    What a type of clean up crew I still don’t have any but a few springtails wich keep going in my lp water dish.
    I’ve witnessed dubia eating each other so yeah possible in a month .
  7. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnoreaper Arachnosupporter

    I'm assuming springtails but possibly isopods as well. In any case, between springtails and one roach I'd reckon they do a T in fairly short time as springtail numbers would boom until the food source runs out before dwindling again, I'm honestly just hoping it's done a Hiro somewhere but roaches (even dubia) will eat pretty much anything given the chance.
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  8. boina

    boina Lady of the mites Arachnosupporter

    Springtails and the small tropical isopods as well. And there were plenty when I took the enclosure apart....

    Thank you for that reassurance! I've read that story before but you are right, it does apply...:hilarious:
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  9. Patherophis

    Patherophis Arachnobaron Active Member

    I think that case is solved :)
    When one of my Archispirostreptus gigas died, these isopods hollowed it almost completely in quite short time, so they would have no problem to turn even grown spider into few pieces of empty exosceleton, especially given the time they had for it.
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  10. Ultum4Spiderz

    Ultum4Spiderz Arachnoking Active Member

    Isopods definitely can be carnivores, you seen how massive ocean ones are?:cat:
    Tho they don’t prey on molting Ts right? Probably it or no One would use em, image a dead or dying T is fair game .
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  11. That explains it then, your T must have died and the cleanup crew ate it. I have a colony of dwarf white isopods I give my unwanted feeders to and it's almost frightening how fast they make them disappear, nothing left except a few bits of chitin. Scary little critters.
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  12. Mirandarachnid

    Mirandarachnid Arachnobaron

    Never trust an isopod :punch:
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  13. Ultum4Spiderz

    Ultum4Spiderz Arachnoking Active Member

    I watched discovery or nat geo once a small sharks was eaten by a underwater isopod . They were in some sorta cage thing , I’m sure you can easily google it.:dead:
  14. Do you live with anybody who'd let/get the cage open?

    Posted last. Agree that your T probably died and your isopods did the job .
    Sorry that your T died, but at least you and your cats are safe.
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  15. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

    Isn't this your 2nd escape in like a month?? :wideyed:
  16. boina

    boina Lady of the mites Arachnosupporter

    I don't think it actually escaped... I'm pretty sure it died.
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  17. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

    Ahh..sorry to read!
  18. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    The roach had been there for a month...what y'all think that roach was living on?

    Spider buffet. It had a month to completely finish the job....a roach can consume anything organic.
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  19. Dorifto

    Dorifto Arachnopeon

    If some organic waste is left in the enclosure, the springtails will take care of it.

    My Geniculata left a partially digested roach on the enclosure. Next day were hundreds of spingtail feeding on the roach. I less than a week nothing was left.
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  20. Venomgland

    Venomgland Arachnosquire

    I just found out last night that tarantulas can push those white tops off the 1 gallon walmart clear jugs. I was watching tv last night and my Chilobrachys dyscolus was running across my living room floor. To be fair I didn't know it had gotten that big! I never see it. Last I saw it. it was about 1.5 inches. Now its pushing 4.

    I never screwed the lids on cause it disturbs the spiders taking them off when I go to feed them. Well now they are all screwed on about 1/2 way..
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