Removing silk from thorax

General Zod

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I just got an adult female brachypelma albopilosum (curly hair) yesterday. She has some silk stuck on her thorax and I wanted to know if there is a way to safely remove it without causing her too much stress. Any suggestions would be much appreciated!
 

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Flexzone

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Me personally I wouldn't really worry about it, however you can take blunt tweezers or feeding tongs and grasp the end of the silk strand and gently pull it off if you must.
 

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But... why? It's clearly not bothering your T, so why would it bother you?

Leave it alone. No need to groom your T, it's not a poodle.
 

Ellenantula

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But... why? It's clearly not bothering your T, so why would it bother you?

Leave it alone. No need to groom your T, it's not a poodle.
That's what I was wondering -- if human assistance was even needed.
I tend to leave my Ts alone, figuring they know more about being a T than I do.
 

General Zod

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But... why? It's clearly not bothering your T, so why would it bother you?

Leave it alone. No need to groom your T, it's not a poodle.
And here I am wondering why it's not eating the kibble I put down or sitting on command. It's only bothering me the way it would if I saw someone with food stuck in their teeth. It's unattractive. I can live with it, I was just curious.
 

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I wouldn't intervene unless a T was leaking fluid or dehydrated -- and even then, I would go for least invasive assistance first.
 
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