old age

cweg

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Has anyone had a T that died of old age? What were the symptoms? I got my first T, an adult female rosie, that died after 4 years. She just ate less and less and kind of shrunk away.
 

VI6SIX

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I've seen a few T's die from what I assume was old age it was like they winded down until they just stopped
 

mebebraz

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I had to buy mine six walking canes, then he passed away.
 

Joy

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Originally posted by cweg
Has anyone had a T that died of old age? What were the symptoms? I got my first T, an adult female rosie, that died after 4 years. She just ate less and less and kind of shrunk away.
This has been my experience, too. Having had a disproportionate number of male tarantulas (seems like it, anyway!), I have likewise seen a number of old age deaths, and it usually takes the form of a gradual shrinking and slowing down process, apart from those rare specimens who attempt a post-ultimate molt and die on their backs.

Joy
 
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