Problem with pokie

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Arachnoprince
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I recently got my first pokie, a regalis. I got it less than a week ago from a reputed dealer. It seemed just fine when it arrived. Last night and today I have noticed it curling and when trying to move, it moves in jerks and twitches, as if each leg were drumming. A few hours later and i cannot see it moving or responding to anything. I am not aware of any chemicals and the other tarantulas are doing fine. Any ideas?
 

ShadowBlade

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Is it moist in the container? Have you misted recently? It sounds dehydrated.. A very easy thing to happen to pokies.

-Sean
 

Thoth

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Sounds like it maybe dyskinetic syndrome from your description of the movement. If it is then theres not much you can do, sorry.
 

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Arachnoprince
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It was misted when i got it, but not since because I give them a week in the dark after shipping. The vial is not bone dry and the sling is in an ICU just in case
 

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Arachnoprince
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should I separate the other slings that I got from the dealer? They are not showing symptoms though (knock on wood)
 

Tunedbeat

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You have them in the vial together? I've never seen my pokies jerk and twitche when they move, but they do when they hit my carpet. Anyways, good luck!
 

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Arachnoprince
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no they are in the same drawer in separate vials
 

Alice

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just in case i would put the ill regalis in a different room. sounds like dyskinetic sydrom to me, too. :(
 

rknralf

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Unfortunately it does sound like dyskinetic syndrome. I lost a P. miranda to that a couple years ago - I know there were people looking into possible treatments, but I'm not sure if they discovered anything that would help.
Ralph
 

spid142

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syndrome

Sorry to hear about the T, it sounds like dyskinetic syndrome to me too.
May not be, but the legs twitching sure sounds like it might.
 
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