The little one who didn't make it :(

Envoirment

Arachnosquire
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Found my G.pulchripes sling in a death curl earlier, completely unresponsive. Flipped it over and gave it some water on its fangs and increased the humidity in its enclosure a bit, but looks like it's gone for good. :(

Have no idea why it's passed away - I've had it for just over 6 months and it's been thriving! It had a full water dish and the substrate was lightly damp, as it always has been. No signs of mites/flies and or any other creepy crawlies.

I have to say I am absolutely gutted. It had finally started showing its beautiful adult colouration and hairs. :(
 

Kodi

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That's terrible. What did you feed the little guy?
 

sdsnybny

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Don't beat yourself up, look at the #'s. In the wild they lay sacs in the hundreds knowing very few will survive. There is always going to be some imperfect ones with those high of production #'s. Sometimes its just not meant to survive. As hobbyist's we raise a much higher percentage of each sac to adulthood than would ever survive its natural habitat.
 

Rocky

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Im sprry for your loss man :/. I know its tough sometimes did you try the icu? I always try to keep water bowls in my enclosures as soon as possible. They'll float anyhow.
 
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