spiders getting tired of life?

dennis

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Hi all,

I found my C. Fasciatum sitting in his waterdish today. Not with its whole body, just its abdomen. Is this a sign that it's too hot, or does he have strange drinking manners, or was he just trying to drown hisself?

Ðennis
 

Raveness

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Mine does it all the time... I hear it is because dehydration or it is in pre-molt..T's don't drown.. I had mine under water for 3 days and somebody I know had one under water for a month.. unlikely it will die.
 

MrT

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Originally posted by Raveness
Mine does it all the time... I hear it is because dehydration or it is in pre-molt..T's don't drown.. I had mine under water for 3 days and somebody I know had one under water for a month.. unlikely it will die.
What do you mean, underwater?

Ernie
 

jwb121377

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I always find that if you wet the substrate down the trantula will stop sitting in it's water dish.
 

TigerWoman

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It's your T's sign to you that you keep it too drie!!!

Moisten up the substrate and do a little misting on the walls every now and then, and your T will be a little more happy spider :)
 

dennis

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Thanks for the replys guys. I will wet his enclosure some...
I have 5 T's now, and it's already getting confusing :? Well, it's a good thing to learn from your own mistakes. (yep, that means I'm pretty darn smart already! :D )

Ðennis
 

mebebraz

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Originally posted by Raveness
Mine does it all the time... I hear it is because dehydration or it is in pre-molt..T's don't drown.. I had mine under water for 3 days and somebody I know had one under water for a month.. unlikely it will die.
err, hate to burst your bubble, but t's can surely drown
 

Raveness

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Well I know that. But, for short periods of time they wont. Though a month is pretty long.
 
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