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Mom! Close the door!!!
Sorry perhaps contradiction is too strong a word.
When tarantulas eat their abdomens swell. More food eaten = larger abdomen.
It’s a ‘scientific’ term for big booty. (Note the air quotes).
You’re contradicting yourself here. You seem worried yet you provided a 4th cricket.
Personally I think it’s ok to have a badonkadonk at this...
3 days in this position doesn’t seem good. Has there been any movement? Can drop water on it’s mouthparts and hope for a miracle...but...
@Andrea82 any updates on breeding this beautiful species?
I have an AF a. geniculata that I purchased at 7.5”. She’s awesome and a vicious eater.
Recently acquired a tiny 0.25” sling. It’ll be very cool...
Cool props to you for doing your research first before you get your T!
Pelinobius muticus sling molted today! So fresh and so clean, clean!
Very interesting developments occurring! Looking forward to reading more about this as I have several Brachypelma in my collection.
What is your Ts diagonal leg span? That would help determine enclosure size needed.
I second the recommendation to drip water near its mouthparts. I would try this first.
When’s the last time it ate? Since it’s on the ground...
Probably stressed and kicking hair. Abdomen doesn’t look too dark yet.
It may be in premolt or it may be fasting. If you would like to try feeding you can leave pre-killed prey items and take them out if it doesn’t...
Picture of your T and the enclosure can help determine if it’s premolt or stressed.
Do you handle your T?
It’s not a threat posture it’s a dance off! Time to show your own moves!
My newly acquired Grammostola iheringi 2.5” female.
Brachypelma smithi or hamorii like arid conditions so I wouldn’t worry about humidity. Not sure from your photo but is your substrate also damp?
Props to you for doing your research. Invest in a digital thermometer. I use one (Accurite brand) that tracks highs and lows over a 24 hr. period....
Your sling graduated to a juvenile. Some Ts will be out more and less skittish as they grow.