Salmonsaladsandwich Posted February 15, 2015 Share Posted February 15, 2015 I wanted to post this on arachnoboards, but it wouldn't let me sign up... It was being weird. Anyway, I recently got a rosehair tarantula ( I know, I know... Cheap wild caught cliche spider...) that I believe to be a female. I noticed that when I poked at her, she sort of slowly raised her front legs, or her back legs when I touched her abdomen... Which I assumed was just a "leave me alone" gesture or a warning that she might kick hairs. But I just handled her for the first time and she kept on raising her legs as I coaxed her onto me hand, and when she was walking on my hand I she sort of lifted her leg to take a step, then put it down but appeared to involuntary twitch it back up again or hold it still in the air. It sort of resembles videos of d.s but in slow motion. (Although I am keeping her at 64 degrees and not feeding her to help her adjust to the whole "hemisphere shift" thing) she can walk fine and only does this when disturbed or walking on my hand as far as I can tell. I'll try to figure out how to link a video of this behavior. Does this sound like a cause for concern, or do tarantulas normally lift their legs into the air and d.s just makes them do fast and involuntarily? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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