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Old 07-26-2005, 11:47 PM
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Unhappy Is my Tarantula dying?

I have a question regarding my Rose haired T. Its like shes having sezures or shes drunk. she has lost all cordination and her fangs are dripping excessive amounts of venom all over the place. She is currently curled into a ball, as if she were dying, Which might be the case. She just shed about two weeks ago and hasn't eaten much if anything. I think she is about 4 yrs old.
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Old 07-26-2005, 11:49 PM
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Oh, man. It doesn't sound good. I don't know anything about spiders, but I'm very sorry for you. I didn't know spiders lived for 4 years. Sounds like it already checked out mentally. Someone told me you put a dying snake in the freezer to put it out of its misery. Maybe you should do that to the spider if you don't have any other way to help it along to the big web in the sky.

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Old 07-27-2005, 01:15 PM
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I was pretty sure she was dying and I was right. She was in the curled up dead position this morning, but shes still twitching.
Her name is Chale and she was my first Tarantula.

p.s. Some spiders, especialy the larger ones live can live for 10 yrs or more. some take that long just to mature into an adult.
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Old 07-27-2005, 02:16 PM
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Sorry for your loss.... I would recomend putting her in an ICU immediatly.

Deli cup, slightly moist paper towel in the bottom... nothing else. Well ventilated.

if you dig around on arachnoboards.com, you'll find similar cases. Personally, never seen this and don't know much about it.
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Old 07-27-2005, 03:55 PM
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Someone told me you put a dying snake in the freezer to put it out of its misery.
PLEASE!!!!!!! Do not do this to ANY reptile. The ONLY humane ways to euthanise an animal is quick, blunt force to the head or Sodium Pentobarbital Solution. Before an animal/reptile dies the limps start to crystallize and that is PAINFUL!
Please, do not take your friends advice. It is cruel.
On a different note, Genevieve, have you used any chemicals or anything around the cage???? Anything else that has changed in you environment???
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Old 07-27-2005, 04:00 PM
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Please, do not take your friends advice. It is cruel
yes it is very cruel and so many people believe it isn't
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Old 07-27-2005, 04:25 PM
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I will not put a snake in the freezer. I would consult with this board before I did that. I had to euthenize a kingsnake that was hit by a car once. I used an axe to decapitate it. Fast, quick. I never have, and never will put a snake in the freezer thanks to your advice. That's why I like spending time on this board. Thanks for the advice.
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Old 07-27-2005, 05:06 PM
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Your welcome!
Next time use a hammer or something equal. Even with decapitation the brain (and sometimes heart) will function for a while.
A vet that I work with did a study in school with a tortoise, after decapitation the heart was still beating 3 days later. Just things to think about.

Sorry, if this sounds blunt and to the point to some people.
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Its blunt but its accurate.
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Old 07-27-2005, 05:48 PM
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I guess because I work in a vet hosp it has made me become painfully truthful sometimes.
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I guess because I work in a vet hosp it has made me become painfully truthful sometimes.
I wish more people had that policy.
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Old 07-29-2005, 01:04 AM
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Any update. Did she for sure pass away?
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Old 07-31-2005, 03:18 AM
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i would never put a live animal in the freezer. But I have put insects in there to kill them for my bug collection. (i was a strange child)
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Any update on the rose hair?
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