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Is this something I need to be worried about

Discussion in 'Brachypelma' started by T_spidey, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. T_spidey

    T_spidey Member

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    Hi Experts,

    This is a pic of the abdomen of my Brachypelma Albopilosum adult female. She has not been eating for more than a week now and I noticed this weird spot on her abdomen. I do not know what it is.

    She is gentle as usual and has no problems walking or climbing my hand and sitting on my palm.

    Please help.

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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member Premium Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    She looks as though she's in premoult. The bald patch is where she's kicked hairs and the pinkish skin will darken as she nears her moult.
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    T_spidey Member

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    Thanks Enn! She has never kicked hairs at me though. She's so nice. I was just worried about her. Will wait and see how she molts.

    Thabks again @Enn49

    Regards,
    SC
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    Logan D Active Member 3 Year Member

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    most ts will kick hairs off around the entrance to their hide when nearing a molt to try and keep things out
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    Well hope so. She never enters her hide though but let's see how it goes. She is very docile and friendly
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    It is definitely going to molt. If it has quit eating, hold the food until at least a week after it is finished. Be alive on the water however and if you can, elevate the humidity a bit in the enclosure. When you find it flat on it's back, don't panic, it is a bit startling the first time through but that is the way they go. Mine has molted twice in the last 14 months and it is a wonder to behold. They are pretty lethargic for a day or so after but perk up fairly quickly. Enjoy watching something most people don't ever get to see, another of the many benefits of owning one of these creatures.
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    Thanks a lot @bbbs53
    She has stopped eating and has not eaten almost 10 days now. I still put in crickets or small roaches every week and let them be there till they die. I fill up the water all the time. If it happens when I am there at home then I am going to capture it in time lapse.