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Is this normal or odd behavior? - A. Chalcodes

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Flashback, Aug 25, 2019.

  1. Flashback

    Flashback Arachnosquire

    Is it normal for an (juvie/adult) A. chalcodes to make a lot of webs? I have her for about 10 months & in all that time, I've never seen her web her enclosure as much as she does now. Over the past few days, there's a ton of webs.vShe actually rarely did it before.

    She did molt about a month ago, & I fed her 2 crickets (her first feeding post molt) last week.

    Do all the webs mean she's hungry? I thought terrestrials didn't web that much. I

    What could it mean?
  2. Vanisher

    Vanisher Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Can you post a picture. I have had A chalcodes and my female did not webb. I think they overall webb little? They are no GBB! It has nothing to do if they are hungry or not
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  3. Andrew Clayton

    Andrew Clayton Arachnobaron Active Member

    A T doing T things lol nothing to worry about my LP does it sometimes
  4. EtienneN

    EtienneN Arachnonovelist-musician-artist Arachnosupporter

    This might sound like a dumb question, but are you positive it isn't a mature male? That would explain the excessive webbing after a moult? I don't know, I have an almost adult A. chalcodes and it doesn't web hardly at all and when it does it's so light you can barely see it.
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  5. Flashback

    Flashback Arachnosquire

    Honestly, I’m not 100% sure. I know for the 10 months prior to the molt, there was only rare webbing & it was pretty light. Now there’s been a lot more in just a few days. I posted a photo in the other section a few months ago to help determine the sex & the replies said female. I’m including that one here as well.

    Hoping the photos help to determine what the issue is.

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  6. EtienneN

    EtienneN Arachnonovelist-musician-artist Arachnosupporter

    Definitely not a mature male. I guess tarantulas can change behaviour with a moult just like they can change temperament.
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  7. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer


    Listen generally if your T is eating molting etc, whatever else you think isn’t normal doesn’t matter.
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  8. Flashback

    Flashback Arachnosquire

    Thanks everyone for responding & your help! Appreciate it!