Curly Hair seems stressed???

Re: Curly Hair seems stressed???

Postby fastback » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:06 am

ColinWa wrote: thus keep a water bowl with water in or water gel.


Never use water gel for spiders.
Gel balls
Sponges
Cotton wool
Any thing that can contain and grow bacteria on.
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Re: Curly Hair seems stressed???

Postby ColinWa » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:48 am

fastback wrote:
ColinWa wrote: thus keep a water bowl with water in or water gel.


Never use water gel for spiders.
Gel balls
Sponges
Cotton wool
Any thing that can contain and grow bacteria on.


Replacing it once or twice a week prevents any bacteria from growing on there. I've never hear of people having a problem with that gel.
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Re: Curly Hair seems stressed???

Postby Karin » Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:21 am

If it is trying to climb the walls, and at that size, it sounds like a mature male looking for a girl. Males do not stay in burrows and inteh wild they are always on the move, therefore the active behaviour in captivity.

I picture would help to confirm.
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Re: Curly Hair seems stressed???

Postby DeanKoupe » Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:52 am

hey guys

I'm trying to upload a picture, but it says the file is too big...

Any way to make the file smaller???
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Re: Curly Hair seems stressed???

Postby DeanKoupe » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:03 am

I think I figured it out
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Re: Curly Hair seems stressed???

Postby ColinWa » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:18 am

It's hard to see, but are there hooks on his pedipalps? (The first set of what looks like legs next to the fangs)
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Re: Curly Hair seems stressed???

Postby DeanKoupe » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:04 am

I'm no expert, but yes, to me it looks like there are hooks on the pedipalps...
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Re: Curly Hair seems stressed???

Postby fastback » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:18 am

That looks like a male!

Take a picture from the top, of the whole spider.
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Re: Curly Hair seems stressed???

Postby ColinWa » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:18 am

Then that's a male, depending on how old he is and what not, they don't live long after reaching maturity and having their final molts. Just keep the humidity down a bit and see how it goes. And i havent't seen them actually make much use of hides as above stated. Dry it out a bit in there, not too dry though, keep it nice and warm (not too warm) and he should be fine really. The males are rather scittish and sometimes are shy feeders so don't get too stressed about it. try stay on a 5-7 feeding schedule.

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Re: Curly Hair seems stressed???

Postby fastback » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:48 am

What is 5-7 feeding schedule?

Some pictures of a Mature male and appendages.

Tibial hook
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Pedipulp
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Then that red thing is called a bulb, where the sperm is stored.
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MM curly
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Re: Curly Hair seems stressed???

Postby DeanKoupe » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:50 am

Should I try get him a female?

It kinda sucks that he does'nt seem happy anymore, and just wants to get out of his vivarium :(
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Re: Curly Hair seems stressed???

Postby fastback » Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:21 am

That will be up to you.
But bear this in mind, they held over 500 odd slings in an egg sack.
And the market has been flooded with curlies, 15 egg sacks that are known of, wore laid and hatched out.

Mature males can live for 2 to 3 years, they will start looking haggard as they get older.

Your enclosure does look a bit to moist, so let it dry out a bit.
Then that is a mature male, has one thing on he's brain and that is not your enclosure.
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Re: Curly Hair seems stressed???

Postby ColinWa » Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:57 am

5-7 day feeding schedule .. I forgot to say "day" .. =|
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Re: Curly Hair seems stressed???

Postby Karin » Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:40 am

DeanKoupe wrote:Should I try get him a female?

It kinda sucks that he does'nt seem happy anymore, and just wants to get out of his vivarium :(


I had a MM Curly that sadly has passed away. I never bothered to get him a girl - like fast back said, the market is just to flooded, and you will end up with 500+ Ts to look after. I have had quite a few MM Ts, and if I see them get really restless, I would take them out and let them wander my bed for a while to "stretch their legs" so to speak. :D MM Curlys may seem skittish, but mine was super docile. Don't worry about him not being happy - just because he is restless, does not mean he is not happy! ;)

Ito feeding - males tend to eat a a lot less than normal once they mature (from my experience), so do not get to worried if he goes on a fast
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