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Possible Death Curl?

haney

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Is this a possible death curl? ): I’m worried and idk what to do, replies would be appreciated!
 

Seamus

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View attachment 56760Is this a possible death curl? ): I’m worried and idk what to do, replies would be appreciated!
Hi can't really tell by that picture but usually a death curl happens on the ground. It looks to me that it's on the side of its enclosure. Have you tried touching it with a brush or a straw to see if it's still alive
 

Oursapoil

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Hi,
Hoping for the best but this doesn't llok like a death curl. Death curl usually has the legs folding under the tarantula. Haney, could we please get a picture of the full enclosure?
 

haney

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Hi can't really tell by that picture but usually a death curl happens on the ground. It looks to me that it's on the side of its enclosure. Have you tried touching it with a brush or a straw to see if it's still alive
I believe he was just stressed but he's fine now!
 

haney

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Hi,
Hoping for the best but this doesn't llok like a death curl. Death curl usually has the legs folding under the tarantula. Haney, could we please get a picture of the full enclosure?
Hello! I just spoke to more people about this situation and they had suggested more substrate and to change the mesh wiring on the enclosure's lid, I have now done those things and thankfully he's way better now!
 

Oursapoil

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Hello! I just spoke to more people about this situation and they had suggested more substrate and to change the mesh wiring on the enclosure's lid, I have now done those things and thankfully he's way better now!
Again, it is really hard to say or help without a picture of the enclosure ;)
 

m0lsx

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Hello! I just spoke to more people about this situation and they had suggested more substrate and to change the mesh wiring on the enclosure's lid, I have now done those things and thankfully he's way better now!

Although the correct depth of substrate will make a difference to the long term care of your T. I am not sure, I that I can think of a reason that would make a few cm's of substrate a big & quick difference to anything. And as for the mesh, I have never heard of that causing a T to decide to curl up, unless the T had been caught up in the mesh before.
 

octanejunkie

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Jumping in here with a high level thought, stressors aren't always abundantly clear to the keeper, each individual animal has its own needs and sensitivities.

As suggested, please post a picture of the entire enclosure, and animal - maybe we can see something the OP cannot
 

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