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4 years 3 months ago #69375 by Kent Dunn
I have a communal of H. gigas, I think there are like 3 left out of the original 5. Well one of the little guys was in death curl this morning with obvious bites on his legs and major fluid leakage. Well in the past my T's who lost legs would ditch their legs asap but in this case the T is still hanging onto his legs and the fluid leakage is major.

I'm wondering now if the other T managed to envenomate him and he's suffering from the effects of the venom. He's in death curl position but still trying to stand up and move. Are T's immune to their own venom or the venom of the same genus? It seems quite silly that their own venom could kill them.

I'm pretty sure this guy is a goner but I've put him in a warm moist ICU set up anyways.

Your insight would be greatly appreciated.

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4 years 3 months ago #69399 by Uncle Charlie
Hows the little one doing?

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4 years 3 months ago - 4 years 3 months ago #69403 by Kent Dunn
There's still a tiny amount of movement but almost none, I think it's a matter of hours till he's dead. I did try putting baking powder on the wound because I saw a bunch of information about it on arachnoboards. That's nature I suppose.

Also his abdomen has lost a bit of volume.
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4 years 3 months ago #69460 by Jake
As far as I know they are not immune to venom from other spiders or from the same species or genus.

But

Puncher wounds kills just as fast as venom would, most of the time, I would think that a puncture wound from a female or male for that matter, will be fatal if bitten on the major "body" sections of the spider. Carapace and abdomen would be the 2 main body parts.

Might be a bit late, but, one needs to keep your spider hydrated with the amount of leakage that happened.

I don't think there has been much research on the subject of spiders being immune to there "own" venom?!

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