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I really don't see the point of waiting for a scientific report to tell you why your tarantula has died. When our Ts die we all want to know why, in order to reduce the risk of it happening again.
You could check out Hubers and Lautensacker for info. And you should avoid some of the issues that have been suggested as possible culprits.
 
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@GRB, That kind of argument discards common factors that hobbyists have found to kill tarantula. Whether that death is attributed to DKS or KillerTarantulaDeathSyndrome really doesnt matter to the hobbyist, the result is the same.

Out of interest, have you:
1. experienced the symptoms that others have described as DKS ie fast, erratic behaviour?
2. have you found any reference to DKS in any written articles, from credible people?
3. have you contacted the makers of Frontline?
4. have you experienced dehydration with tarantula?
 

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Frontline is a flea treatment. We contacted the makers a few yrs ago and asked about whether their treatment could have any bearing on the health of tarantula by indirect contact. They said most definitely.
So, if you have any pets that require flea treatment be cautious of inviting indirectly that treatment into your invert enclosures. The drops are much better but leave a couple of days before going near your Ts. And be mindful of stroking your pets and then do your Ts.
Dillon (Liverpool Uni) paper explains gut bacteria of locusts, and the other reference I gave is more recent on quality of foods we feed our inverts.
 
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