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Gravid or Premolt?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by retiroroberti, Jul 16, 2017.

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    I know I might get a lot of flack for this (mainly just the horrible picture), but I'm curious and would love to get others' opinions on this, as I've never dealt with gravid tarantulas of any kind.
    I currently have a MF Euathlus sp. Red (or Homoeomma sp. Fire???). No clue when her last molt was, could've been right before I got her or it could've been months ago. Who knows? Pet store certainly didn't. Anyways, she has been paired with a MM. Very short pairings, mind you, but paired. She's been eating like a champ until recently; she just stopped all of a sudden. Here's a pretty bad picture. Opinions?

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  2. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    could go either way...im leaning strongly to pre molt...gravid terrestrials get huge and the shape of the abdomen really gets round....these are both gravid...
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  3. KezyGLA

    KezyGLA Arachnoking Active Member

  4. Update: She's resumed eating and abandoned her cup-hide, and has begun to dig a small pit.