Sick sling

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4 years 6 months ago #68885 by Shaun Tosen
Got a new enclosure for my Lampropelma violaceopes sling at the expo on Sat. When I rehoused her/him I was it was looking a bit slugish. So I cept an eye on her/him all evening at it looked like he/she cheered up a bit and started moving around more

This moring saw the sling sitting half tucked in under a log/branch. Didn't want to destub her/him so we went to my parents for my fathers 66th.

Got back around 13:30 and saw her/him still in the same spot but in more of a curl. So I put her/him in a ICU asap. She/he was so stif I moved her/him with my hand and there were only small movements.

But her/him in the baby's room tonight as it is cept warmer than the test of the house. Her/his movemens seem better still in a curled position but if I gently blow on her/him all the legs are moved in up and down movements.

S/he shed on the 16th of April so it not a molt gone wrong. Can only hope that the ICU does the trick

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4 years 6 months ago #68887 by Jake
How cold is it getting in your room?

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4 years 6 months ago #68888 by Shaun Tosen
The room were my spiders are drops down to the low teens at night. The baby's room were the ICU is, is at 24 deg. I do heat my cages so my Lampropelma violaceopes cage was like 28-17 75%-85%

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4 years 6 months ago #68889 by Shaun Tosen
Morning report. Sling was kept at no lower than 20deg.

Still in a curl position but the movements have improved a little. There seem to be more movement when disturbed

I will place the ICU in a room that gets sun all day. But the ICU will not be in sunlight.

Will check on her/him at lunchtime

The fact that the sling is not dead yet is my only hopeful sign

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4 years 6 months ago #68890 by Uncle Charlie
Good luck with your little spidey.

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"You don't have to eat many mangos to have a nice mango, just take good care of your mango and it will be nice!"

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4 years 6 months ago #68893 by Leon de Jager
Hi.

Had the exact same thing. Also my L. violaceopes.
Saturday morning found the sling curled up in the enclosure.
Also molted about 3 weeks ago.
Had since eaten twice - I feed once a week - and showed no signs of anything wrong.

Put him/her in icu, but by last night still showed no signs of any movement at all.
Was in exactly the same place and position I placed it.

Did the freezer thing this morning.

It sucks.

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