We haven’t given up on our Rescued Arachnid.
What’s happening here is a bit of Incy Wincy physiotherapy. Ems is gently massaging the damaged limbs with a soft paint brush to encourage movement. The spider reacts by raising its legs , sometimes in a gesture that can only imply it is somewhat fed up with all the attention.
But he is not moving as freely as we’d hoped. Well, not yet at any rate , so he will just have to get over his Attitude Issue and suffer the indignation of Medical Attention a la Ark’s Spot and jolly well be grateful!
Yesterday I took a turn with the brush and he showed exactly how he felt about my ministering by biting me on my second finger just below the knuckle. Broke skin too! Bloody ungrateful little sod.
Still no success feeding him yet, but his lack of mobility may have something to do with this.
Oh, well, we can but try.