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Brachypelma vagans... Help!

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Julianaxx, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. Julianaxx

    Julianaxx Arachnopeon

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    E14F85BE-9FA0-497C-916D-F5EEADCCC916.png CF27EAA5-3936-4276-A4C0-EA1522DAC326.png Had my B. Vegans for a couple months now (molted twice since I had him and his last molt was 20th October) it’s my first T so I’m still learning, but recently I noticed these yellowish spots on the inside of his abdomen and his rump looks a bit concerning, he’s been a bit lethargic lately but he’s been eating fine and had his last meal (locust) a couple days ago, his water bowl always has water in it and I overflow it sometimes as to keep the substrate slightly wet and temp is fine. Should I be concerned?
     
  2. Nightstalker47

    Nightstalker47 Arachnoprince Active Member

    Those are the book lungs, each tarantulas has two pairs under the abdomen...no cause for concern lol. ;)
     
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  3. boina

    boina Lady of the mites Arachnosupporter

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    Yellow spots = book lungs. They need those to breathe ;)

    Otherwise looks like premolt.

    Edit: @Nightstalker47 was faster :(
     
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  4. Tenebrarius

    Tenebrarius Arachnobaron Active Member

    all is see in the snapchat is book lungs, and a blinding beam of photons. if you think your spiders is ugly just access the filter the dog ears look good on them.

    they like looking basic too, next my P met will want a starbucks drink...RIP it was already expensive itself now it wants to break the bank on only water dish filled with starbucks brand water, next it will want VOSS
     

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  5. Julianaxx

    Julianaxx Arachnopeon

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    Thank you, can finally stop stressing lol.
     
  6. Paul1126

    Paul1126 Arachnobaron Active Member

    You've had this T a couple months and has already moulted twice? How big is it? Seems unusually fast.
     
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  7. Julianaxx

    Julianaxx Arachnopeon

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    I’ve had him since about July now, sorry didn’t mean to say couple moths, this is how small he was when I first got him.
     
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  8. Paul1126

    Paul1126 Arachnobaron Active Member

    Ah, seems to put on a bit of size since you've had him!
     
  9. Julianaxx

    Julianaxx Arachnopeon

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    Yeah and he’s recently started webbing, that’s been fun to watch, I’m excited to see him grow to his full size!
     
  10. Paul1126

    Paul1126 Arachnobaron Active Member

    Best part of having a sling, I have a vagans sling, had it a year and a half now and still pretty small.

    Roughly first moult in my care

    A little bit bigger than this now.
     
  11. Julianaxx

    Julianaxx Arachnopeon

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    Aw, looks so small.
    What do you feed it, if you don’t mind me asking, because at the moment I feed mine locusts but they’re a bit difficult to keep so I’ve been looking for alternatives.
     
  12. Tenebrarius

    Tenebrarius Arachnobaron Active Member

    here's a list:

    B. Dubia

    end of list.
     
  13. Paul1126

    Paul1126 Arachnobaron Active Member

    Crickets/Mealworms nothing else. I will buy a batch of meal worms once it runs out I get a batch of crickets just to change things up.
     
  14. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnotank Arachnosupporter

    I use red runners or mealworms for mine.
     
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