Update on injured PZB and it's healthy sister

Gail

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Hi, just wanted to let everyone know that the injured PZB seems to be slipping back despite the antibiotic and antifungal treatments and despite the fact that she has eaten 4 pinkies. She has become very "spastic" - staggers and has trouble walking and is acting as if she is very weak. I had hoped to save her since I still haven't heard from the vender but I'm beginning to think the worst. I only gave her one application of antifungal and no antibiotic since last night because the wound has hardened over and the smell was gone so I don't think she could be having a reaction to the meds.
As for the 2nd, healthy PZB I recieved with her - if I didn't know better I would say she wasn't a PZB. She is not acting at all like I have read and been told she would act. I thought at first it might be because she was so hungry - but now, the 5th day I've had her, she is up to having eaten 4 pinkies, 3 large crickets and a large roach so I don't think she is hungry anymore :} What she is doing is this - VERY skittish and aggressive. I have to take care when I remove the lid from her shoebox home (I quaranteen all newbies that are WC this way at first) because she will try to bolt or even attack. If I touch her she whirls about and attacks - she actually almost got a fang in me and they are very large fangs to be sure since she is a very large spider. Has anyone else every had a PZB like this? Is there a chance she is some new, undescribed monster species that looks like a PZB that the collectors thought was a PZB? I'm really at a loss about this, especially after all the glowing testimonials as to their gentleness.

Gail
 
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