>trying to clean up my black widow's enclosure. >move her into jar temporarily

>trying to clean up my black widow's enclosure
>move her into jar temporarily
>can't get her out of jar
>suggest to mom we use compressed air to get her out
>try it
>she curls up
>look at can mom gave me
>it's not compressed air
>I've been spraying her with some chemical shit
>it's been an hour
>she's barely moved
I'm so fucking mad at myself. I feel like such a fucking dick

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Bro....
    The only compressed air of any sort you should be using at your spider is blowing on it.
    Cleaning the enclosure out is kind of eeeh too, unless you manage to leave the webs intact. A cobweb spider's web is more important than just a means to catch food. Their web is a cognitive tool for them too.
    https://www.quantamagazine.org/the-thoughts-of-a-spiderweb-20170523/

    Taking care of them can be a learning process, especially since there isn't as much info out there as there is for keeping tarantulas

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Can't get her out of the jar
    Literally how??
    Just turn it upside down and shake her out you fucktard
    Oh let me guess, you are afraid to handle one of the most docile spiders in existence

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    imagine living with ur mum

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, I've been back home for about 9 months since my alcoholism started being an issue. I hate it

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Alcoholism is worse than heroin imo. (Having been through both and more)

        Alcoholism is worse because you turn into an asshole on it and it harms your body more, just not financially.

        For the sake of you and your pets try groups and taper your usage down while tackling the underlying issues.

        Good luck

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I'm 114 days sober now, thankfully

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            i've been sober since december 30th 2002

            coincidentally that was the last time i banged ur mum

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              i love lamp

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Good stuff brother. Hope your spider recovers and everything goes well

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    From all the pets in existence you choose a fucking spider thats too dump to understand anything going on around him? You might as well choose a worm, or a brick next time.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >being this upset

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous
  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Such are the dangers of misnomers and imprecise language. This is why I always say "computer duster" or "dusting spray", and never "canned air".

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I hear you. Sadly, idiots these days don't understand the importance of using language properly.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Even compressed air would have done the same, just isn’t the right tool for the job. If you’re lucky, she’s just super cold.
    A long spoon or a popsicle stick works pretty well for coaxing reluctant critters out of a narrow jar.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Give her a day, she's probably just high as fuck, but compressed air comes from an air compressor, not an aerosol can.

    I don't know why you aren't just using a paintbrush though.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Even compressed air would have done the same, just isn’t the right tool for the job. If you’re lucky, she’s just super cold.
      A long spoon or a popsicle stick works pretty well for coaxing reluctant critters out of a narrow jar.

      It was an aerosol can, she moved a little bit but I'm worried. I gave her some more water and a cricket and I'm going to wait a couple days

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Take out the cricket. Crickets aren't safe for sick or injured spiders.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Shit, I'll do that if I can, I'm not sure where either are in the enclosure

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