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Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens taking its time molting

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Snowy Snowman, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. Snowy Snowman

    Snowy Snowman Arachnosquire Active Member

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    My Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens went into the molt position 12 hours ago. Since then it hasn't molted. Is this a problem? How long does it usually take?
     
  2. antinous

    antinous Pamphopharaoh Arachnosupporter

    How large is it? The larger the tarantula the longer it takes to molt. There’s no ‘set time’ to how long it should take.
     
  3. What size is your GBB? Can you share a photo?
     
  4. Snowy Snowman

    Snowy Snowman Arachnosquire Active Member

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    This is it yesterday, it's just under 1"
     

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  5. Snowy Snowman

    Snowy Snowman Arachnosquire Active Member

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    It's just under an inch
     
  6. For a GBB not to have any webbing could mean something is wrong. Did you just transfer it recently?
     
  7. Snowy Snowman

    Snowy Snowman Arachnosquire Active Member

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    Yeah, day before yesterday
     
  8. FrDoc

    FrDoc Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Yeah, something problematic is going on with it. A sling that size would not take that long to molt, and the absence of webbing for that species is also cause for concern. Sometimes I'm surprised that my GBB molted. We now find ourselves in the T "wait-and-see" realm.
     
  9. fleetwoodmcc

    fleetwoodmcc Arachnopeon

    You got it in the mail a few days ago right? Probably not ideal to be shipped in really heavy premolt such as this.

    Edit: and reading back looks as if it fell, too. Again, not great for a sling days away from a molt.
     
  10. Snowy Snowman

    Snowy Snowman Arachnosquire Active Member

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    Yeah :/ Hopefully my little guy will be okay
     
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  11. Snowy Snowman

    Snowy Snowman Arachnosquire Active Member

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    Welp. Gonna keep a tight vigil on observation for the next 24 hours.
     
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  12. Snowy Snowman

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    Okay, so this is the third day. Still hasn't moved or molted, but hasn't gone into a death curl. Is there anything I can do?
     
  13. Teal

    Teal Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    After three days with zero movement, the sling is almost assuredly dead ): They don't *always* go into a death curl... especially if they die while molting/trying to molt.
     
  14. fleetwoodmcc

    fleetwoodmcc Arachnopeon

    If its on its back like that, its never going to death curl. A sling that small in molt position for 3 days is probably gone.
     
  15. Snowy Snowman

    Snowy Snowman Arachnosquire Active Member

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    Shit.
     
  16. Snowy Snowman

    Snowy Snowman Arachnosquire Active Member

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    :(
     
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  17. Sorry for your loss. :(
     
  18. Snowy Snowman

    Snowy Snowman Arachnosquire Active Member

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    Thanks, I'm thinking of ordering a genic to replace the gaping hole in my T collection
     
  19. One of my favorite Ts, feeding response is definitely a plus!
     
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