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Tarantula Stung by Tarantula Hawk Wasp

Discussion in 'General Tarantula Discussion' started by Dawn, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. Dawn

    Dawn New Member

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    It was already clear you had this mindset/value system from an earlier post. Notice I didn't engage it then. Why? Because saying that NOW does nothing to help my current dilemma. I actually agree with you. But I did, right or wrong, and now I have this little creature that I'm trying to get back to health. So, perhaps continuing to say your stance, in this particular forum, really does nothing proactive to help this particular situation. If this was a topic discussing "if one should intervene" then perhaps those comments would solicit a more positive response. Just my two cents.
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    SpiderDad61 Well-Known Member

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    I try not to but I feel the same way. Because I'm an animal lover, it's hard to let it go, but I always just think that letting it happen feeds other animals' families. Trust me, afterwards, ul have some other thoughts that helps forget about the bad feelings.
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    Lol!
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    Well, it has been awhile so I thought I would update everyone. She is definitely moving around a lot better, although still not lifting her body and walking but instead dragging it but her legs are way more active now. She still will not eat on her own though no matter how much I try to get her to. Now, granted I am trying to feed her recently deceased crickets. I cannot feed her live ones as she can't catch them and I cannot bring myself to "disable" them for her to eat. So I'm still just mushing up the dry meal worms and adding water to that. She is venturing to climb a bit now, but can't go up very far on things just yet. She freaked me out last week - it was an 8 day streak where I couldn't get her to walk at all. I thought perhaps I had fed her too much of that meal worm stuff and it had gotten stuck in her or something so I stopped that and just did water for a few days and she came back. So I'm only doing the meal worm stuff every 4th day and then in between that every other day giving her a few drops of water. But it has been almost 2 months now... not sure how much longer she can go without really eating. Now that its getting cooler outside I definitely won't be able to let her go until next summer so it looks like I need to get myself a 50 gallon tank and get her a larger enclosure. Right now she is still just walking around a spare bedroom I have on a sheet. ;)
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    Well actually, tonight, she has successfully walked with her abdomen up AND she has climbed over a rolled up towel, the edge of my inversion table, and gotten herself out of a couple tight spots in the room all on her own! I let the room really warm up today so its like 78 degrees in there so perhaps that might explain her extra mobility but she is substantially motoring around!! I mean we are talking major laps around the room! There is huge progress tonight! I bet in a few days she will be walking normal via carrying her own body weight. I'm so excited!! And no, I can't kill ANYTHING, bugs included, no matter what kind!
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    This is good news.
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    Rehabbing her is scientifically interesting. Still I doubt you'll get back to 100%, which is needed for survival in nature.

    Releasing her back is a death sentence!!

    I'd keep her and see how she behaves, how long she lives and if he dietary needs change.
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