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L parahybana molt question

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by WhyTeDraGon, May 17, 2005.

  1. WhyTeDraGon

    WhyTeDraGon Arachnoprince Old Timer

    My 3" L. parahybana's abdomen darkened up about 3-5 days ago, and it hasnt been eating since I got it about a month or so ago. How long after the abdomen darkens can I expect a molt? I keep checking it, and it hasnt moved around much, but its still not molting.
  2. cacoseraph

    cacoseraph ArachnoGod Old Timer

    i noticed my 2-3" darkening for ~2wks. it still ate for about a week after it looked like the abdomen started darkening. i stopped feeding it after i was pretty sure it was darkening, then about a week later it molted :)

    p.s. i noticed the little lighter colored patches (not book lung patches, the ones i'm talking about don't seem to be related to an obvious structure) on ventral side of abdomen go from like a white person's slightly rosy skin color to greyish and the spider would still eat, to dark grey and i stopped feeding it
    Last edited: May 17, 2005
  3. Crunchie

    Crunchie Arachnoangel Old Timer

    My friend (Ozz on the boards) says he's seen this with his salmon pink but I've never noticed it myself. really must get him to show me what he's talking about at some point. :)
  4. cacoseraph

    cacoseraph ArachnoGod Old Timer

    i'll try to take good pics of it

    they look like little patches of white person skin

    (i said they look like patches of skin, and my gf (who is Korean) said no they didn't =P )
  5. Mr Ed

    Mr Ed Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Aren't L. Parabayna's usually fast growers? My 1" sling molted about a month or 2 ago and has quit eating about 2 weeks ago. I've been expecting a molt but nothing. My 3" A Genic molts more frequently than this it seems. I guess I just need to be patient....
  6. cacoseraph

    cacoseraph ArachnoGod Old Timer

    i read that L. parahybana are fast growers too, but my my C.cyanopubescens leaves it in the dust!

    My para *is* faster than this cursed G.aureostriata sling i bought from a petsore [sic]... it's ~1/4", and hasn't molted in almost 6 months :wall:
  7. tmanjim

    tmanjim Arachnodemon Old Timer

    as they get a little older, the pre molt extends. just give her a little time.