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Absolutely gutted

Discussion in 'General Tarantula Discussion' started by Shampain, Aug 23, 2017.

  1. Shampain

    Shampain Well-Known Member

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    My P.Everetti has died... It was fine 3 days ago but last night was missing THREE legs on the same side and clearly dying so I put it in an ICU just out've hope more than anything but it's gone.. :(
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    In this second pic there's fluid coming out of its rear? 20170823_142439.jpg
    Any thoughts folks? I've been taking a beating with my slings this year, any advice?
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Awww, I'm so sorry. Only thing I could think of would be a cricket that has hidden. I've had it happen to one of mine recently even though I check my Ts every day, a few days after feeding I found a cricket chomping on my tiny E. pulcherrimaklaasi 'blue' sling, sadly too late to save it.
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    I've only been feeding head crushed crickets... There's defo not been a cricket running around in its enclosure... I've just read about impaction and the white foam on the rear points to that... Bad moult :( I was so looking forward to seeing this as an adult, oh well...
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    @Shampain: sorry Buddy. Been a tough couple of months for you. Condolences, I was just about to suggest that it was impaction--unknown to us just 5 years ago, but apparently a somewhat common end point for many of our treasured beauties. On a different note, nice to see you back on TF.
    ---your friend from across the pond.
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    Thats a bummer man, It may have injured its self and removed it's legs itself? When my e.murinus was going through dks she was convulsing so bad she injured several legs, she ripped off 3 legs as well before she finally died.
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    That sucks dude. Im sorry to hear that happened.
    I lost one of my H. Macs last week. Lost 3 ts this year so far:(
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    Shampain Well-Known Member

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    Thanks peeps
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    I needed some tubs and a new enclosure so I got 4 slings too as you do lol... First I've bought in a while... Happy days
    1 x Lasiodora difficilis
    1 x Stromatopelma calceatum
    1 x Brachypelma smithi
    1 x Omythus schioedtei
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    IamKrush Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Dont try to pet that S.cal
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    Nice additions, let me know what the growth rate of that L.difficilis is like. I got a L.klugi awhile back and it seems so much slower then my L.P.
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    yikes bub
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