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    Grundo died today

    He hasn't eaten a bug in weeks, but he was still drinking quite a bit everyday.

    I just found him about an hour ago... gone to the Big Web, I suppose.
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    Are you sure he wasnt just molting? Mine will go off of feed for a while and then I will find them laying on their back to molt.

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    Yep, pretty sure. Grundo was a rescue... really bad shape when I first got him.. mature male already. For weeks now, he's been going from raisin sized abdomen (bald, at that) to about a dime size with a LOT of wrinkles still. The water seemed to plump him back up a bit, occasionally.

    He wasn't eating anymore, at all... several weeks, with all kinds of bugs offered. Poor guy was so weak, he didn't even die on his back... he was right side up and absolutely STIFF.

    He's gone.

    Fortunately, he did not die in the hands of Petco. He's been here for some months and had a normal.. QUIET ..tarantula life. No one drumming their intrusive fingers on his tank.. no one poking at him with tongs ..or screaming blood curdling screeches...

    I'll miss him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AneesasMuse View Post
    I found a "Guatemalan Red Rump" in an LPS (local pet store) today. She was gorgeous! Very dark, black legs... dark, barely iridescent black carapace... and a fire engine RED abdomen. I don't mean JUST the hairs ON the abdomen either... her abdomen was RED!

    Brachypelma vagans... sabulosum... angustum... auratum (spelling on that evades me now) ??? Any ideas? Or could she be an Aphonopelma?

    I really would like to have a correct Latin name for her, so I can research her husbandry further. I never trust the pet store's "care sheets" cuz they often mislabel animals, etc.

    Thanks in advance...
    Brachypelma Sabulosum

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