I'm sorry for your loss. If it makes you feel a little more at ease don't feel too down even the best and most experienced keepers will and do lose tarantulas from time to time.She died
Slings are a lot more fragile and are much easier to lose. I'd suggest looking for a juvenile which will be much hardier. Once your used to that then maybe try another sling.i don't know.. maybe the temperature? ugh, i feel horrible. My husband has already asked me if I want to get another... but I kinda don't. What if I kill that one too? She literally went from having these cute walks around at night to just... dead.
I'm so sorry for your loss! As other have said, it is probably nothing you did. I don't know what your experience is, but if it would help, you could post a more complete picture of the enclosure and some description of care and see if any of us spots a potential problem or at least suggest something that could be tried differently.i don't know.. maybe the temperature? ugh, i feel horrible. My husband has already asked me if I want to get another... but I kinda don't. What if I kill that one too? She literally went from having these cute walks around at night to just... dead.
I feel your pain. These are indeed wonderful species but, based on my own limited experience with them, I would advise waiting until there are captive-bred juveniles or older available. I say that not because I object to collecting from the wild so long as it's done responsibly, but because you don't know how old the individuals are or if they might have some disease. I lost my adult female Euathlus sp. red only months after I got her as she declined in health and then passed. I tried to take comfort in knowing I had done all I could and hopefully made her last days as comfortable as possible and she was able to pass in peace, but it was still devastating as I had looked forward to having her for many years to come. And you are right -- in this species, I have ONLY ever seen tiny slings and rarely, wild-caught adults, for sale.Thank you for all the kind words and advice. I was so upset. this was my first T and she was moving around just fine then all of a sudden the next day... gone. I don't think I will be getting a new T right away but I possibly will get a new one since my husband and mother insist I try again. They know that this was important to me not only for having a pet but also to get over my extreme fear of spiders. Blaze (my T) was really helping me with my fear alot. As far as getting a juvie or older, they are SO hard to find in that breed (euathulus species red.) and that is the only kind I want at this time. Maybe next time will be better...