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A.geniculata kicking hairs

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by ChaelP, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. ChaelP

    ChaelP Arachnosquire

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    I woke up this morning and noticed my a.geniculatas abdomen balding on the side. She was obviously kicking hairs. Shes not much of a kicker so i was confused by the balding. I bought her last week. And she just molted a week before i bought her according to the previous owner so molt isnt coming any time soon. What could be the reason for this? Stress? Laying traps in her new territory? Thanks
     

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  2. Trenor

    Trenor Arachnoprince Active Member

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    She is likely spreading some hair around her new home and a little stressed from the move. Giver her time to settle in and based on the photo I wouldn't worry too much.

    Good luck.
     
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  3. Walker253

    Walker253 Arachnobaron Active Member

    Yeah she's spreading some around as defense. Her abdomen doesn't look very bald. She still looks great. A genticulatas are awesome. So fun to feed. Don't overdo it and make her fat.
     
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  4. Moakmeister

    Moakmeister Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Nothing to worry about.
     
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  5. VanessaS

    VanessaS Arachnobaron Active Member

    Maybe, over time, you can add a bit more substrate to that enclosure. It seems a bit on the high side and it could cause problems later on with falling risks. :)
     
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  6. RemyZee

    RemyZee Arachnosquire Active Member

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    Agreed. More substrate would be good.

    And yes, she's likely just spreading hairs to defend her new home :) Gorgeous T, btw. Where did you get her?
     
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  7. darkness975

    darkness975 a Dream Within a Dream Arachnosupporter

    Needs more Substrate to mitigate the risk of a fall.

    Regarding the Setae flicking, that is like others have said and just a sign of redecorating and laying them down as a defensive mechanism.
     
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  8. ChaelP

    ChaelP Arachnosquire

    Ok thanks.
    Actually, the bottom to the top of the enclosure is only 6inches. My geniculata is 4inches and the substrate is about 1-1.5inches. Maybe it just looks high on the pic :D
     
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