- Feb 5, 2017
Right, well my Silver leg trapdoor spider, labelled only as Cyphonsia Sp. has been acting very strangely, he(i say 'he' but gender is unknown) has filled in its burrow and rebuilt about 3 times in the past few weeks since i got it, which isn't too unusual, but recently it has left its burrow and just sits outside almost in a half death curl and is very unresponsive almost like he's stoned, you can prod and poke him and even almost cover him entirely in dirt and he won't even flinch, but prod him enough and he will go into a normal stance and run a few inches away but then stop and instantly become in that almost unresponsive state again. He doesn't eat and isn't skinny or fat, he isn't dehydrated and doesn't drink any water when provided. He was sold to me as a juvie, and has not moulted since, size is approx 1inch in leg span, 1.5 at the most, no bigger than the average house spider. He is kept in a tall plastic sweet jar approximately 5inch in diameter and 8inches deep yet his burrows never go deeper than an inch. Any questions pls ask, i want to get to the bottom of this odd behaviour!