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One of my Female Trochosa ruricola’s has Died!

Kaden Alexander

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I don’t have any pictures but I will show you a pic of my other female to give you an idea of what she looked like in her glory.
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I found her dead in her water dish which had completely dried out, which I am assuming is what caused her unfortunate demise. She must have tried to get water from leftovers from a previous meal as her body had half of a cricket in her fangs. The enclosures I keep them in have a lot of ventilation which probably led to it being too dry and the water dish drying up, ultimately killing her. An unfortunate death that was all my fault.
 
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Kaden Alexander

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How old was your T?
It was a wolf spider, but it was wild caught adult and I had it for a year. I also have a wild caught adult male who somehow has lived for a year in my care even when he was mature when I caught him. I have another wild caught female who I paired with the male with no eggs. I don’t think the male was ready quite yet.
 

Kaden Alexander

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I don’t have any pictures but I will show you a pic of my other female to give you an idea of what she looked like in her glory.View attachment 36816 I found her dead in her water dish which had completely dried out, which I am assuming is what caused her unfortunate demise. She must have tried to get water from leftovers from a previous meal as her body had half of a cricket in her fangs. The enclosures I keep them in have a lot of ventilation which probably led to it being too dry and the water dish drying up, ultimately killing her. An unfortunate death that was all my fault.
Sorry I meant to put this is invertebrate pet talk can a moderator please move it
 

Tnoob

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It was a wolf spider, but it was wild caught adult and I had it for a year. I also have a wild caught adult male who somehow has lived for a year in my care even when he was mature when I caught him. I have another wild caught female who I paired with the male with no eggs. I don’t think the male was ready quite yet.
I had a wolf spider that lived under my bed when I was a kid. I fed it live caught prey, but I was always concerned that it wouldn't do well in captivity. It have just been it's time.
 

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