Punctured abdomen

YagerManJennsen

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found him on the floor of the enclosure with a punctured abdomen and white fluid oozing from it. Don't know what I can do if there even is sounding to do. It doesn't look good.
 

magicmed

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I believe it's recommended that you can try flour, or a non toxic super glue, just a dab though. I would wait for someone more experienced though.
 

EulersK

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Ouch :( It looks like an Avicularia? It must have fallen on something.

The whole flour and superglue deal works for leaking hemolymph, but that's not hemolymph. I don't think there's much you can do, here.
 

YagerManJennsen

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Ouch :( It looks like an Avicularia? It must have fallen on something.

The whole flour and superglue deal works for leaking hemolymph, but that's not hemolymph. I don't think there's much you can do, here.
He's been on the enclosure floor all day and yes he is an Avic avic. He is a mature male that has lost almost all of his ability to climb so I don't know what he could have fallen on. there is nothing sharp or jagged on the floor on the enclosure but you are probably correct.
 

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@EulersK Intestinal fluid maybe? I saw it and was taken aback a bit. Do you know what it is? Just for my curiosity sake
 

YagerManJennsen

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Intestinal fluid maybe? I saw it and was taken aback a bit. Do you know what it is? Just for my curiosity sake
I do not . He is still mobile though he was just sort-of hobbling when I had the light on him. Maybe its just fat leaking out?
 

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It may not have fallen on anything sharp, but a fall from the top of an arboreal enclosure could easily cause damage even onto substrate.

I think it's just the innards of the spider :( Man, that picture got to me. It's already displaying a death curl. That's rough, I'm sorry.
 

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Get @cold blood or @viper69 to weigh in on it first, they may have seen something like this before.

If it were me, I would. It's a mature male anyway, and as you said, an old one at that. Even if he does pull through, he's on borrowed time as it is.
 

YagerManJennsen

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Well however it turns out I'm glad we got see him mate I'm keeping a couple of his spider children one will carry on the Fluffy name, Fluffy III.
 

YagerManJennsen

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I noticed him in the curl earlier tonight, and tried to get him closer to his water dish by gently nudging him, maybe that' what did it.
 

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He is a mature male that has lost almost all of his ability to climb so I don't know what he could have fallen on. there is nothing sharp or jagged on the floor on the enclosure but you are probably correct.

A spider that can't climb should be in a short cage. Just the fall itself can injure them. I can't tell what's going on with that cage. Obviously something was a hazard. Nudging him wouldn't have caused that wound.
 

YagerManJennsen

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A spider that can't climb should be in a short cage. Just the fall itself can injure them. I can't tell what's going on with that cage. Obviously something was a hazard. Nudging him wouldn't have caused that wound.
It didn't even occur to me to put him inn a shorter cage. I will note that for future reference.
 

YagerManJennsen

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He could climb the cork bark and stick, just not the plastic walls so he must have fallen. Though he's been on the floor a lot recently, guess I must have missed it when he climbed and fell.
 
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