So heres the situation. Last night i went inside a 9:30pm. My M Balfouri was laying on its webs hanging out like it usually does. Then i checked on it at 11:30pm-midnight, and it was in a postion very similar to this. Assuming it was a death curl, I dropped some water in front of it, and it may or may not have taken a sip. If it did it was brief. 10 minutes later I put a bottle cap next to it and filled it with water, and let it overflow a bit so the tarantula would see it was a source of water. It almost immediately walked to the the other side of its enclosure, so i took out the water cap and dabbed the web with a paper towel so if it wanted to go back to a dry spot it was comfortable in, then it could. It could outstretch its legs to walk, but it was a bit unbalanced, and when it went to the other side it was prone with its legs stretched out, seemingly fine. It went back into a death curl about 10-15 minutes later. After taking another look at its enclosure i realized on the webbing where it hangs out, there was something that looked like green coloring on its web. Possibly algae? But that doesnt make sense because even if i oversprayed it last week, doesnt algae require sunlight to photosynthesis to live? Its enclosure is in a darker side of my room that does not get sunlight. So i decided either way i had to get it out of there. I coaxed it out of its enclosure and into a deli cup, and it walked again, but definitely unbalanced. I tried to take a picture of the web but the greenness does not come out in pictures, so is it just in my head? Anyways i pulled off the web and the substrate under it was somewhat dry but wet where i poured the water in earlier. I cleaned the enclosure, put down some paper towel, half wet, half dry, and a bottle cap with water in it. I coaxed the tarantula back into there, and once again it can walk and when it got in its legs were spread, but soon after went back into its death curl. But heres the thing, ever since i first saw it, I realized its consistently moving its legs while its in its death curl. Like its rubbing its underside. So ever since i put in it the ICU thats basically all it does. here i am checking on it every hour and thats all it seems to do. Is it trying to clean some potential algae off its underside? BTW its somewhat hot in my house because of summer and our ac isnt working properly, so at one point, thinking it might be overheating, I placed a fan on low blowing at the enclosure, i slept for 3 hours and when i got up it didnt seem to get any better, so i took the fan away cause i did not want to add any more variables to the situation. Thing is, my P Rufilata is right next to it but it seems to be doing just fine, so i dont know if temperature is the issue. Please help. All advice is welcome.
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