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Gbb question

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by WickedTwinz, Aug 4, 2019.

  1. WickedTwinz

    WickedTwinz Arachnopeon

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    So I got a question this is my first T an wondering do they web themself up when they are in premolt.. Mine web itself up like 3 weeks ago an hasn't come out nor excerpts food, an ik not wanting food means premolt or not hungry an it has a fat booty lol ... Here is are 2 pic of it before it webbed up an one after
     

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  2. squidkid

    squidkid Arachnoknight Active Member

    i think its normal for GBBs to web up. that being said yes, fat booty. idk whether its in premolt or not cause im not the best at judging that.

    on a side note... WELCOME TO THE BOARDS!
     
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  3. stonemantis

    stonemantis Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Sounds like totally normal behavior. If you’re tarantula is in premolt, you want to disturb it as little as possible.

    If it’s not in premolt, then it could be fasting which is normal.

    I would check in on it every once in a while without disturbing it just in case and welcome to the boards.
     
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  4. WickedTwinz

    WickedTwinz Arachnopeon

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    Went to check in it abt an hour ago an it had flipped on its back so it's finally molting about a month in.. Thanks for the advice!!!!
     
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  5. squidkid

    squidkid Arachnoknight Active Member

    Nice
     
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  6. stonemantis

    stonemantis Arachnoprince Old Timer

    No problem, anytime
     
  7. Kitara

    Kitara Arachnoknight Active Member

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    Awesome. Mine did the same thing. Made itself a little molting hammock and molted in there. It didn't come out or kick it's exuvia out for at least a week afterwards. Then it webbed the dang thing to the wall like artwork so now I can't get it unless I damage the webbing. So, it's staying there until she gets a rehouse.
     
  8. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    Never owned a GBB that webbed up for molt
     
  9. Arachnophoric

    Arachnophoric Arachnodemon Active Member

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    My female didn't when she was smaller, but has for her last two molts. She tore apart the structure for the first one but remade it in the same location for the second and hasn't torn it down yet. A neat little hammock up off the floor of her enclosure.
     
  10. Kitara

    Kitara Arachnoknight Active Member

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    Mine made like a little pod and hasn't gone back in it since she molted. Now it is just a display case for the exuvia. She doesn't web nearly as much as other GBBs I have seen pictured. 20190626_082442.jpg
     
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  11. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    They are all different, even the same one may change how much it spins web.