Odd G Rosea Behavior

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Arachnobaron
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I have my L. Parahybana in an aquarium next to my G Rosea.

The L. Parahybana is a mature male and has been climbing around his cage like crazy trying to get out. This is normal from what I've read. He's looking for a female.

My G. Rosea on the other hand is acting really weird. When he starts climbing around she'll start scaling her walls, too.

Well, now she is 'huddled' in the closest corner to his aquarium and has what appears to be a huge drop of venom hanging from her fangs. This is a spider I lovingly refer to as my 'Little Teddy Bear.' I have never seen something like this from her. Is she 'smelling' him and freaking out? Do I need to separate her from him as she's apparently getting 'pissed off'? And, well, if the answer to both of those are "yes," then why? My other two T's that are by him don't seem to be bothered as they're happily chilling in their burrows. Could their sexes have something to do with it? The other two aren't sexed so I guess that doesn't really matter right now. :)

Uh, not like this helps but here's a picture. Best I can take w/ my ghetto camera:


The red arrow points to the drop of venom. Usually if the L Parahybana is just chilling in his cage the G Rosea is on the other side of her log out of site. I noticed two days ago when he was climbing around she started climbing, too. She didn't have venom dripping from her fangs, though.
 
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Moltar

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If it's like what i've seen my t's do sometimes, i don't think it's venom. It's probably water. I guess sometimes they drink too much and then regurgitate some of the water. I've not observed this with regards to proximity to a MM.

Anybody else? This is just my observations. Venom is pretty precious to them, i don't see why they'd just drool it out.
 

dukegarda

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Drool is what's left behind sometimes when they are done grooming. I guess you can call it grooming fluid?
 
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