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Old 06-04-2009, 06:13 PM
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I'm sorry to hear that Kevin

one last thing that occurred to me that might just be worth a try is that she will be very dehydrated (you mentioned the shrunken abdomen), is it possible to place a very small container of water in with her (like a milk bottle cap) and angle her so that just her mouth is in the water. She will not drown because their lungs are on the abdomen, but if she is strong enough to drink, it might just help. Got to be worth a shot.
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Old 06-04-2009, 06:18 PM
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Hi, i noticed that you use a faunarium, can i ask if its one with a grill top, like the Exo ones ?, ime just wondering if you need to cover the top, if you havent then all the humidity is escaping through the top !, its just a thought, what does you hydrometer say !, it should be about 80% + for moults, if she dident eat, that could be another reason why she had probs with the moult, if its humid enough though and she has water that should have been ok, please dont think ime having a go, just trying to find the problem so you can avoid it happening again, sometimes though when spiders get older moults are the biggest killer they just dont have the strength to get through it, so dont be too hard on yourself, hope she makes it ,gazganoo.

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Hi, I cling-filmed the vents on top of the faunarium and left her alone, it misted up and she moved herself but is still leg curling. Her abdomen is still moving and I put the lid of a calcium bottle (rinsed) full of water in front of her.
The tub I put her in has a distinct bow in the middle where she is and 'channels' around the edges which have water inside for her to drink from.

I'm hoping the ICU helps her, but the humidity has made the flour run, do I need to 're-flour' the severed area where the leg was, or should it have sealed by now?
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I just checked on her, she has passed away. R.I.P. Souxsie
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Old 06-04-2009, 09:32 PM
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I'm so sorry about that

RIP Siouxsie (great name BTW)
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Thank you Lisa, she was a lovely spider.
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