Thanx Gillian! I am going to replace it! I am sorry to hear about your B.emilia! , This is the 2nd spider death in my care, ! And it really bugs me!Originally posted by Gillian
God, hon..I'm so, VERY sorry. God, you're such a sweetie, who really cares about your t's. Damn...(sorry to swear) I had a sling B. emilia, that I was especially attached to. It was so damn sweet and calm. It would come out and just chill. One day, it molted, and died. I'm still not over it, and am not sure I'll get another emilia. ( It passed in May of last year)
Perhaps, its part of life....My suggestion to you, is get another A. avic. I have one myself, and I love it. (Its the one who's legs were inadvertantly chopped off) The really cool thing? They are really cheap. IMO, a vastly underappreciated species.
Firstly, to James, I'm sorry to hear about your Avic, but don't let it stop you mate, same thing happens in nature all the time. If it didn't the world would be overrun by tarantulas (there's a nice thought). Even the most experienced keeper has suffered the same problem and I can promise you on more than one occasion too. So, whatever you do, don't beat yourself up over it!!!Originally posted by Code Monkey
No one knows what causes moults to go bad, but I do not believe for an instant that humidity has anything to do with it.
Hi Bjorgly,Originally posted by Bjorgly
Although the topic of the thread is molting, i never once mentioned a single thing about humidity being a factor during the molt.
Hi James,Originally posted by Tarantula Lover
i hope you guys understand that he had a succesful moult but then died 3 days later.
ohh, thanks steve, I watched it die, it started moving its legs only his pedipalps and front legs like something was happening, then I got so worried he is curled up.Originally posted by Steve Nunn
Your spider was in post molt and died. It's death would probably be related to the molting procedure which is without doubt the toughest time for a tarantula.