Toaster and Quicksilver went to new homes yesterday, but today I received four new friends in return! Clockwise from upper left, meet Mead (2013 female Bumble Bee, currently in shed), Custard (2013 female Lesser), Cannoli (2014 male Lavender Albino), and Éclair (2013 female Het. Lavender Albino)!
(I know I just said I wasn’t looking to add the Spider gene to my collection, but the Bee came with the rest in the trade and has no visible wobble. Not sure if I’ll breed her, though.)
It doesn’t make a difference that she doesn’t have a visible wobble, the babies still will and do have a chance to have very severe wobbles. I own a spider, one who doesn’t have as bad a wobble as some but does have problems during some feedings. Its gotten worse as he has aged and i’ve lately been noticing him twirling a twisting at night when I go to check on him before bed (nothing has change in his environment or feeding schedule its just something that has seemingly developed) Perhaps most people aren’t bothered by it since their animals still eat and shit and ‘thrive’ but seeing Brood go through that is hard, he might not feel pain but I can sure see his confusion when he is trying to go in his hide upside but can’t make it since he keeps veering off to the wrong side.
Its a very pretty gene for sure, and a lot of the morphs I would absolutely love to own have spider but I will never own another. I wouldn’t give Brood up for the world, but I would give up anything if I could help him and fix it.