T's emitting clear substrance from mouth

tass

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crystal clear looks like water, i went to the store and came back and it's doubled in size, any idea what's going on here?
 

crawltech

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I dont know why they do it,....but, most of my arboreal slings/juvies do, or have done this from time, to time.....its normal, but dont know what purpose it serves
 

curiousme

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Your T is most likely just drooling a little. It freaked me out the first time I saw one of mine do it. It is normal and not worrisome by itself. :)
 

Stopdroproll

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From what I have observed, they sometimes use the liquid to cleanse their legs.
 

LV-426

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i have seen it on my P cambridgei sling, I always thought it was venom oozing
 

archieph

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my marshalli did that

i fed my marshalli a honeybee right one day after it molted.. it did this and i was reallt nervous thinking it has damaged it's fangs.. yeah it is maybe js using it to clean legs.. good i read this thread.. cheers!!!;P
 

Royal_T's

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What about a white substance? Sorry for the low quality pics

I've seen that before... might not be the same in your case but worth reading. Look at the bottom of the page at the link:

http://giantspiders.com/ailments.html

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The white substance could be an indication of a nematode infection and can spread throughout your collection. You should quarintine it until you can dismiss that as a possibility.
 

crawltech

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some times the white build up is hard water stains, from drinkin off the sides of the enclosure, or got some poop in her mouth parts while drinkin from the sides......i wouldnt jump to conclusions
 

LordPofas

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I've seen that before... might not be the same in your case but worth reading. Look at the bottom of the page at the link:

http://giantspiders.com/ailments.html

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The white substance could be an indication of a nematode infection and can spread throughout your collection. You should quarintine it until you can dismiss that as a possibility.
I noticed that the white stuff in its mouth is now gone. It must have "cleaned" it off with a droplet on the wall of the enclosure or something because it is smeared on the glass now. Kind of looks like bird droppings on a windshield. I tried the cage shaking test the article cited and the T reacted with normal movement.
 

Royal_T's

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Probably nothing then... I thought it was worth mentioning though.
 

tass

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I've seen that before... might not be the same in your case but worth reading. Look at the bottom of the page at the link:

http://giantspiders.com/ailments.html

---------- Post added at 10:53 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:47 PM ----------

The white substance could be an indication of a nematode infection and can spread throughout your collection. You should quarintine it until you can dismiss that as a possibility.
it's not white it's clear and i think i'd notice the worm infection lol
 

xhexdx

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it's not white it's clear and i think i'd notice the worm infection lol
They weren't responding to you:

What about a white substance? Sorry for the low quality pics
The clear liquid is saliva.

The white liquid-stuff could have been excrement that the spider was, for some reason, 'involved' with. Describing it as "...because it is smeared on the glass now. Kind of looks like bird droppings on a windshield" leads me towards it being poop.
 
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