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G. pulchra, interesting problem

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by curiousme, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. Tim Benzedrine

    Tim Benzedrine Prankster Possum Old Timer

    As you may recall, not having much to post about never stopped me! :D

    I slithered around in the Watering Hole a lot more then, of course.
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  2. darkness975

    darkness975 Dream Reaper Arachnosupporter

    Time to build it back up ;)
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  3. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoking Active Member

    I would be careful with applying anything on the patch, since anything put on it can also travel to the mouthparts and or booklungs. Pushing for a molt seems the right thing to do, but that could be far off.
    @cold blood could have something to add maybe?
  4. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    Not really...never seen anything like it...its not blood, or hemolymph, as its both clear and lacking in clotting ability. Adding something to an unknown is a real risk...although petroleum jelly is probably not much of a risk.
  5. Okay, so this guy got a photo shoot today. I tried unsuccessfully to wrap a bit of coban around it. I decided against gauze and tried the coban because it sticks to itself. Great idea, but it wasn't going to happen, because the amount of room I had to work it around. If he had been bigger, I'm fairly certain I could have done it. So, one thing tried and failed. I'm not sure what the point of putting petroleum jelly on it would be. It would just get substrate suck to it and then I couldn't see the spot anymore. I'm going to veto that one, but thanks for the idea.

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  6. EulersK

    EulersK Arachnoblank Staff Member

    I'm with you on the Vaseline. Well, just keep a very close eye on it. Maybe take a picture every week or so to ensure it doesn't get worse without you noticing - that way you'll have something to look back on. If the abdomen starts to get really irritated, you'll need to do something. Not sure what that something is, yet.
  7. New pictures and the only thing that appears to have changed is the white spot, which has gone down. I'm fairly sure at this point that it was poo, persistent poo, but poo nonetheless. Alas, I couldn't get a good pic of the poo.

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  8. Nightstalker47

    Nightstalker47 Arachnoangel Active Member

    Yeah might have been guts from a feeder, or poo. I remember once feeding my L.parahybana a horn worm that literally exploded when she bit into it, I didn't notice until a few days later that some of the juices got stuck to her carapace, it dried there and looked just like the white stuff on your Ts abdomen. I just used a moist cotton swab to clean it off.
  9. D Sherlod

    D Sherlod Arachnoknight Active Member

    It looks like urates. (The white stuff in tarantula urine)