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Dead or Pre-Molt

katyleekoby

New Member
Hi guys.

I feel like I might know the answer to this already but I just want to make sure.

I have had my Pink-Toe, Lucas for about 2 years now. End of January he started to shows signs of molting, but he still ate and honestly up until a few days ago, I wasn’t worried. When I was changing his water a few days ago, I just felt like something was off? So I posted in another forum with some pictures asking if anyone thought he was sick and everyone agreed that he was definitely in pre-molt and looked perfectly healthy.

Today I woke up and checked on him and he is completely unresponsive. I only touched him a little bit because I didn’t want to bug him, but there is literally no movement at all. He’s molted plenty of times before and has never acted like this. He isn’t in a death curl, but I’m very aware that Tarantulas can die and not curl. I’m going to attach some pictures and any advice is greatly appreciated. I am going to keep him in his cage and leave him be for now. ThE pictures I’m attaching are one I took of him today when I found him.

He is my first tarantula, so I’m just a little broken over it.

thanks!
 

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ilovebrachys

Well-Known Member
Hi
Is your Avic a confirmed male? Avics don't go to the ground to moult although I cant say if it has died from your pictures
100 % no movement at all?
 

katyleekoby

New Member
Hi
Is your Avic a confirmed male? Avics don't go to the ground to moult although I cant say if it has died from your pictures
100 % no movement at all?
I’m like 80% sure he’s a male. But yes, I’ve never had him molt on the ground. Last night he was up in his plants and wasn’t moving much and I woke up to him on the ground. And yes, there has been no movement for about 6 hours but he was already slowing down last night.
 

katyleekoby

New Member
I’m like 80% sure he’s a male. But yes, I’ve never had him molt on the ground. Last night he was up in his plants and wasn’t moving much and I woke up to him on the ground. And yes, there has been no movement for about 6 hours but he was already slowing down last night.
Sorry, I should add that I did end up touching him gently with a little brush. I have a a pretty good feeling he is dead.
 

blade49

Member
Hi guys.

I feel like I might know the answer to this already but I just want to make sure.

I have had my Pink-Toe, Lucas for about 2 years now. End of January he started to shows signs of molting, but he still ate and honestly up until a few days ago, I wasn’t worried. When I was changing his water a few days ago, I just felt like something was off? So I posted in another forum with some pictures asking if anyone thought he was sick and everyone agreed that he was definitely in pre-molt and looked perfectly healthy.

Today I woke up and checked on him and he is completely unresponsive. I only touched him a little bit because I didn’t want to bug him, but there is literally no movement at all. He’s molted plenty of times before and has never acted like this. He isn’t in a death curl, but I’m very aware that Tarantulas can die and not curl. I’m going to attach some pictures and any advice is greatly appreciated. I am going to keep him in his cage and leave him be for now. ThE pictures I’m attaching are one I took of him today when I found him.

He is my first tarantula, so I’m just a little broken over it.

thanks!
Sorry to say but bead I would say
 

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