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Sad day

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by ShyDragoness, Jul 6, 2019.

  1. ShyDragoness

    ShyDragoness Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Lil Caribena versi molted last night, I was happy they made it! They'd been acting a little weird since I unboxed them afew weeks ago. However I checked to find them dead this morning :(
    I'm sad but I sort of expected this, all my other Ts are doing well considering how hot is it in the uk, I did lose a lil mantis nymph but thankfully nothing more than these 2.
    On a positive note my G.pulchripes finally molted after months of premolt!
     
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  2. MetalMan2004

    MetalMan2004 Arachnolord

    Always sad to see this. You have me curious. Why were you expecting this? How many died?
     
  3. BoyFromLA

    BoyFromLA ‎٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و Arachnosupporter

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    Nuuuuuuuuuu!
     
  4. ShyDragoness

    ShyDragoness Arachnobaron Active Member

    My room is the hottest in the house in winter, which is a negative for summer. When temps spike I've found you're more likely to have deaths, or atleast they occur more often during hot temperatures.
     
  5. Speak for london lol use get all the hot weather the rest of the UK struggles to get anywhere near 30 degree's (86)
     
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  6. ShyDragoness

    ShyDragoness Arachnobaron Active Member

    I'm quite happy to live at 16 degrees, blame the Scottish blood in me but I turn into a tomato at anything more than 25
     
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  7. BoyFromLA

    BoyFromLA ‎٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و Arachnosupporter

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    You seriously need to consider a name change:

    ShyTomatoDragoness :angelic:
     
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  8. Lol who said anything about 16 degrees it was actualy like 20 here today so close to being melted with the white skin and red hair haha
     
  9. I'm so sorry you lost your Ts.
    I'm so hot I always worry I am keeping my home too cool -- perhaps the cool is less dangerous than heat for them.
    Anyway, sorry you had losses -- it never really gets easier, does it? :(
     
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  10. MetalMan2004

    MetalMan2004 Arachnolord

    Wait, 20 is hot??? Supposed to be in the upper 90s F here this week (37c).
     
  11. Polenth

    Polenth Arachnoknight Active Member

    The heatwaves in the south of England are more upper twenties/low thirties. Indoor temperatures can be 5-10C hotter, as the houses are built to keep in heat. Opening the windows is not enough. Few houses have air conditioning built in.

    Last year, I had two cooling cubes (fans that use water), one tower fan, and containers of ice that I floated in the fish tank. It was enough to stop the animals from dying, but not enough to stop them suffering. This year, I have air conditioning. It's rapidly going to become essential as the UK gets more heatwaves like this. Some animals are happy to cook in 30C+ temperatures, but a lot aren't (I'm not happy about it, that's for sure).
     
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  12. 15 (59 F) is classified as hot here (Scotland)
     
  13. That's the opposite here my house is insulated yes and keeps the heat in but if I don't use my internal heating my I door temp drops dramatically even if its in the high 20s outside you find that's its always cooler indoors
     
  14. MetalMan2004

    MetalMan2004 Arachnolord

    That makes more sense now. 100f outside usually means 80f inside in the hot room of my house.

    Its all relative I suppose. I toured Scotland when I was 18 but that was a long time ago. All I remember weather-wise was wearing long sleeves and a waterproof jacket.
     
  15. So what makes sense there you're saying it's 20 cooler inside and the comment you have wrote on says its 5 to 10 hotter inside
     
  16. MetalMan2004

    MetalMan2004 Arachnolord

    @Polenth ‘s explanation makes sense. I was just pointing out that its different here in the states. 99% of Texans have ACs because its so hot here.
     
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