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Old 06-11-2019, 01:47 AM
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Hey guys, hope your well.

So quick update, its been a while

Both my Brachypelma are in heavy premolt (I assume). Has been months since they have taken any food. Not from lack of trying may I add, always like to make sure premolt is the case...

The B.hammori is acting fine, has a bald spot which is gradually getting darker. Not worried about her at all. However the B.albo is a different story.

So the B.albo is confusing me..

Got home the other day and it was on its back, on top of a silk hammock. Was moving around a lil bit and clear liquid coming out between the fangs. Thought ok its going to molt.

Next thing it had flipped back over and destroyed the hammock, and is now super active, walking constant circles around the enclosure walls..

Also its abdomen is very skinny now, getting a bit concerned about it. It has always been quite active but not to this extent.

Unfortunately cannot get a pic today as my PC is down and using the xbox.

Anyone had this experience before, should I be concerned. Any advice would be great. Thanks for reading.

Jay.
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Old 06-11-2019, 01:55 AM
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Hey guys, hope your well.

So quick update, its been a while

Both my Brachypelma are in heavy premolt (I assume). Has been months since they have taken any food. Not from lack of trying may I add, always like to make sure premolt is the case...

The B.hammori is acting fine, has a bald spot which is gradually getting darker. Not worried about her at all. However the B.albo is a different story.

So the B.albo is confusing me..

Got home the other day and it was on its back, on top of a silk hammock. Was moving around a lil bit and clear liquid coming out between the fangs. Thought ok its going to molt.

Next thing it had flipped back over and destroyed the hammock, and is now super active, walking constant circles around the enclosure walls..

Also its abdomen is very skinny now, getting a bit concerned about it. It has always been quite active but not to this extent.

Unfortunately cannot get a pic today as my PC is down and using the xbox.

Anyone had this experience before, should I be concerned. Any advice would be great. Thanks for reading.

Jay.
Are you sure it's not male?
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Old 06-11-2019, 02:00 AM
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Are you sure it's not male?
Wilkinss77, I dont know if male/female, would this have something to do with this behaviour?
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:52 AM
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Wilkinss77, I dont know if male/female, would this have something to do with this behaviour?
Whilst it's extremely rare mature males sometimes try and moult again. Some make it most don't. Does your tarantula have swollen pedipelps at the end and little bulbs?
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