Wallis has passed on

schmiggle

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I came back home for spring break to find my whipsider dead in her terrarium. The heat lamp had blown some time in the past two days, but really I think it was probably the low humidity that got her--the substrate was bone-dry.

I left her at home because my parents agreed to take care of her, but I probably should have found a better home for her rather than relying on them for that.

Requiescat in pacem, Wallis. May you terrorize crickets forever in a rainforest somewhere beyond the sky.
 

Ghoul

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How did your parents manage to do that?! My neighbours took better care of my whip when I was on vacation. Your poor little thing :(
 

basin79

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I can't see how a deep layer of substrate can dry out in 2 days. Especially if the heat bulb had blown. Even 50mm of substrate will take around 7 days to dry out.

I suspect what killed it was heat if the sub had dried that quick. The thermostat must have malfunctioned. Poor lass.
 

GingerC

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Rest in peace, Wallis. :( I'm sorry for your loss... as silly as it may seem to some people, I've named and love all of my pets, even the spineless ones. Especially my mantis.... I get tears in my eyes just thinking about what'll happen in a few months.
 

schmiggle

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I can't see how a deep layer of substrate can dry out in 2 days. Especially if the heat bulb had blown. Even 50mm of substrate will take around 7 days to dry out.

I suspect what killed it was heat if the sub had dried that quick. The thermostat must have malfunctioned. Poor lass.
Naw, I bet the substrate hasn't been watered for over a month. And it's been quite cold here, that's just never seemed to have been that much of an issue before. The heat lamp has blown and she's been fine. Sigh...
 

Ghoul

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Rest in peace, Wallis. :( I'm sorry for your loss... as silly as it may seem to some people, I've named and love all of my pets, even the spineless ones. Especially my mantis.... I get tears in my eyes just thinking about what'll happen in a few months.
I'm the same, I've even named some of my more recognizable isopods. They are my pets after all so I'm responsible for their well being. Though I know they can't live forever, but when they die before their time I get a bit sad.
Hell, I feel so guilty if I just accidentally step on a critter, or if my mum collects flowers from small plants. Or the one time I accidentally made a paramecium explode under my microscope. I always feel so guilty, like mother nature is judging me :d I also held a little funeral for a large dragonfly before, buried it in the garden.

R.I.P. Wallis ;;
 
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