T floating in water upside down.

MacDrachma

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Alright I just had a freak out moment. I found my G. rosea sling floating upside down in its' water dish. I was freaked out that it had drowned and touched it with a brush and it flipped over and ran into its' hide.

So now I am trying to figure out what the heck it was doing. Did I interrupt a molt attempt? It is due.

Has anyone seen their T do this?

(P.S. I keep the dish full at all times and do not wet the sub at all. If the sub gets wet from the dish the T will take the wet sub and move it to the far corner like it is trash haha)
 

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It probably fell into the dish. If it was floating upside down, then its book lungs would have been above the surface of the water, therefore drowning couldn't have happened.
 

TarantulaObsession

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You probably interrupted a molt because I don't think it's normal for a t to be upside down for any other reason. Is it's butt black and shiny?
 

MacDrachma

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The T does like to walk on the walls and I guess a fall could have happened. Luckily there is not much room to fall from.

The T is ready for a molt. But is big and shiny and dark. So I am not sure which it was.
 

KezyGLA

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I had a sling do this recently. I moved it onto the substrate. It was attempting moult and didnt make it :(
 

Andrea82

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This thread has me wondering if maybe there is something like a too big waterdish/water surface for T's. Of course, it is rare to have T's molting in the waterdish, but maybe a pebble or something could help prevent this?
 

dopamine

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I had an H. mac sling do this a while ago. I was worried it had attempted a molt in the water dish.
 

MacDrachma

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The T has come out of its' hide and is back on one of the walls. Has not moved in 12 hours or so. So I am thinking either it slipped in or it is just being a weird G. rosea
 

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The T has come out of its' hide and is back on one of the walls. Has not moved in 12 hours or so. So I am thinking either it slipped in or it is just being a weird G. rosea
Well, in this case that's good news :)
 

Crone Returns

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Alright I just had a freak out moment. I found my G. rosea sling floating upside down in its' water dish. I was freaked out that it had drowned and touched it with a brush and it flipped over and ran into its' hide.

So now I am trying to figure out what the heck it was doing. Did I interrupt a molt attempt? It is due.

Has anyone seen their T do this?

(P.S. I keep the dish full at all times and do not wet the sub at all. If the sub gets wet from the dish the T will take the wet sub and move it to the far corner like it is trash haha)
Backstroke...
 

SpiderDad61

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You could have simply gotten one of those highly desired and low numbered back stroking G rosea.......
 
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