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i was wondering today about the cause of dyskinetic syndrome and have come up with my own hypothesis probably not right though,just wondering if anyone who has had a tarantula with DKS ever fed it waxworms?
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Old 13-10-2010, 05:32 PM
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I've fed my T's wax worms plenty of times, never had any problems with dyskinetic syndrome
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Mine have only ever had crickets, locusts and occasionally roaches, and I've had one case of DKS with my H. schmidti.
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I only feed my T's crickets, mealworms and waxworms and had no problems with DKS.
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I've heard alot about this DKS at the moment ... perhaps too much, although i'm in no denial that DKS exists, I think a lot of people are very quick to diagnose that there tarantula is suffering from this condition.....

Is DKS really that common??... I really don't know, but i have observed that there are a lot of folk complaining of it on here ...recently I seem to have seen threads on this subject more and more often.

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I've heard alot about this DKS at the moment ... perhaps too much, although i'm in no denial that DKS exists, I think a lot of people are very quick to diagnose that there tarantula is suffering from this condition.....

Is DKS really that common??... I really don't know, but i have observed that there are a lot of folk complaining of it on here ...recently I seem to have seen threads on this subject more and more often.

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i reckon that a lot of people mistake dehydration as dks, ive had one case of dks and its extremely obvious, the carapase of the spider will be touching the substrate and all legs will be pointing upwards and twitching, not to nice to watch, but the other two regalis werent to bothered and just ate her which i found rather funny
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i reckon that a lot of people mistake dehydration as dks, ive had one case of dks and its extremely obvious, the carapase of the spider will be touching the substrate and all legs will be pointing upwards and twitching, not to nice to watch, but the other two regalis werent to bothered and just ate her which i found rather funny

Lol, do you have any idea on what the cause might have been?
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As I said before, I have only had one case, and that was recently.. and I have no idea of the hows and whys.. just that it was dyskinetic, with spasmodic movements and no real control of the limbs.
Like George says, it is pretty obvious when you see it.
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Lol, do you have any idea on what the cause might have been?
not too sure, people say that it may be because of deoderants, fumes, gas' etc i have no idea on the topic really as i havent ever looked into it in depth, i think it may be just one of those things, just like cancer, you either get it or you dont.
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not too sure, people say that it may be because of deoderants, fumes, gas' etc i have no idea on the topic really as i havent ever looked into it in depth, i think it may be just one of those things, just like cancer, you either get it or you dont.
Yh that's along the lines of what i was thinking.
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