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Behavior Question

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by nickolbag, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. nickolbag

    nickolbag Arachnopeon

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    I have a T. Blondi that shed a week ago. Last night she flipped herself over on her back in her flower pot and built a sheet above her and just laid there for about 15 minutes. She then tore the sheet down and flipped back over. Why did she do that? What purpose did it serve? I have never seen any of my spiders do that.
     
  2. Grin

    Grin Arachnoknight

    Sounds like your "she" might be a "he" and making a sperm web.
     
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  3. Zoomer428

    Zoomer428 Arachnosquire

    Might just be to secure her hide as spiders do do that although as he said it may be a spermweb
     
  4. grayzone

    grayzone Arachnoking

    do you have pics of the t? i think Grin is on to somethin

    ---------- Post added 04-29-2012 at 08:21 PM ----------

    do your ts palps have the "boxing gloves" or looked clubbed? Im not 100% on this but dont think MMs of this genera/sp. get tibial hooks. The hooks are usually the MOST OBVIOUS indicator of a MM, THEN the palps
     
  5. nickolbag

    nickolbag Arachnopeon

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    Nope, didn't take any pics. So she is a he.
     
  6. Grin

    Grin Arachnoknight

    If you can, get some pictures of the pedipalps. If you can't you will be looking for something like this: http://tarantulas.com/photos/ther_male.jpg
    From the sounds of it, most likely a mature male especially if you see the same process you describe happen again.