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Well, I'm in a horrible position.

Discussion in 'General Tarantula Discussion' started by Luna, May 17, 2019.

  1. Luna

    Luna Member

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    My A. Chalcodes that I got last week and has been irritable is now molting standing up hidden in a corner. She did spin herself a molting web, but she is upright and not in any position to fully shed her exoskeleton.

    I leave in an hour for a trip to watch a relatives house and care for their dogs 50 miles north, so I'm lost on this.

    Seems like I'm just going to have to leave her and hope for the best while away from her. :(
  2. Luna

    Luna Member

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    Here's the postion she is in, dry eco earth is what she's on.

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    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member Premium Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I've had a few do this...everything worked out fine. Keep me posted.
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    Metalman2004 Well-Known Member 3 Year Member

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    It’s always easy to stress over this stuff. There’s nothing you can do but let things be. The outcome won’t change whether you’re watching it or 50 miles away thinking of other things. Good luck!
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    menavodi Well-Known Member

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    I bet she molted just fine when you come back. Nothing you can do. Don’t disturb her. I think all will be ok! :)
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    PanzoN88 Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    My Honduran B. albopilosum did this a lot as a sling, all should be perfectly fine.
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    spodermin Well-Known Member

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    Yeah as people have said the spider knows what its doing. If it decided to molt like that it should be fine. Please update us, best of luck
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    Hope she's ok. The abdomen looks wrong, but that's probably because I've never seen a still pic of a rightside up molt occuring. Good pic, keep us updated
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  9. Yvonne G

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    Any reason why you can't take the whole enclosure with you?
  10. Enn49

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

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    Tarantulas need to be left in peace during a moult. Moving it now could cause so much added stress that it could kill it.
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  11. Luna

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    Thanks everyone for the well wishes for her!

    Tomorrow I'll be back and know for sure. I took one last glance at her on my way out the door and it seemed like she was going through with molting successfully-ish. She had started to exit her old carapace and pull her legs out a bit. Though different than anything I've read or seen, she seems to be able to do balled up in a corner.

    I'll keep everyone updated when I find out and thanks for the advice on it being somewhat common:)
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  12. Luna

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    Well looks who's doing just fine after worrying their mom all weekend!

    Up and moving around even, much more than when I first recieved them!

    Thanks again everyone, I'll upload a picture of the molt soon when I get a chance for sexing!

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  13. menavodi

    menavodi Well-Known Member

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    I am very glad to hear that! :):T::)
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member Premium Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Great news. Boy they do like to stress us :D
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    ilovebrachys Well-Known Member

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    I'm pleased to read this...glad that you don't have to worry anymore:)
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