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GBB sling abdomen hair

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Pyrelitha, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. Pyrelitha

    Pyrelitha Arachnoknight Active Member

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    I'm about to feed my gbb sling, I noticed this yesterday and just assumed it might have thrown hairs.. but now that I can get a clear picture, why does she have a little spot on her abdomen that looks hairless
     

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  2. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoking Active Member

    That's the 'mirror patch'. This is where the urticating hairs are located. Because of their different structure they reflect the light, making them look different :)
     
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  3. Pyrelitha

    Pyrelitha Arachnoknight Active Member

    I think she took the cricket. Surely killed it.. but it escaped, died to the venom I think so I gave it back and she grabbed it it seems
     

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  4. Pyrelitha

    Pyrelitha Arachnoknight Active Member

    Oh thank you, I was worried for a little
     
  5. Malo

    Malo Arachnopeon

    Is that cricket like 5x the size of the sling? :jawdrop:
     
  6. Pyrelitha

    Pyrelitha Arachnoknight Active Member

    No its just the angle, the cricket is just as big as the little guy
     
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  7. Pyrelitha

    Pyrelitha Arachnoknight Active Member

    Oh and he's gutloaded so he looks really fat for a cricket, he's seeming to enjoy the meal. How long does it normally take?
     

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  8. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoking Active Member

    Gbb's are fierce...they can handle big prey :)
     
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  9. Pyrelitha

    Pyrelitha Arachnoknight Active Member

    Yeah he bit it and it ran away.. died in the corner and i just brought it back and he's eatin up. How long should I leave it in there with him.. he's still ontop of it XD idk how I can even get it out
     
  10. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    Did you happen to view the pics before you posted them, Focusing on a subject is both useful and necessary.
     
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  11. Mirandarachnid

    Mirandarachnid Arachnoknight Active Member

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    Lol, wait till it's done. How would you feel if someone came and took your dinner out of your hand?
     
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  12. Pyrelitha

    Pyrelitha Arachnoknight Active Member

    Well I dont wanna do that, I just wasnt sure if tarantulas like leave food for later or if they finish in one sitting, you know