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Monocentropus balfouri webbing up entire cage

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by batest, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. batest

    batest Arachnopeon

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    All three of my balfouri are out and about just webbing up their enclosures like crazy.
    Do most balfouri do this?

    Not the greatest picts but if I make too much commotion the balfouri retreat down their burrows.
     

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  2. Zoomer428

    Zoomer428 Arachnosquire

    It's most Likely normall she/he may be moltin. My g. Rose webs all t's have their own personalities
     
  3. You have 3???? I'm jealous! I don't own any, but I'm pretty sure they are big webbers :) Beautiful!
     
  4. Shrike

    Shrike Arachnoprince Old Timer

    What makes you think this tarantula is going to molt? Check out this thread:

    http://www.arachnoboards.com/ab/showthread.php?226147-Example-of-what-pre-molt-looks-like

    Although a tarantula might web a molt mat in preparation for a molt, the act of webbing is not itself an indicator of pre-molt, especially with this species, or another "heavy webber." Although individual specimens within a species can be different, there is a huge difference between the webbing behavior of G. rosea and species such as M. balfouri, P. murinus, C. cyaneopubescens, etc.
     
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  5. Zoomer428

    Zoomer428 Arachnosquire

    Yes I realize but I dont know all that much about this species. As I said she MAY be but then again my rose webs and he won't molt so as I said they all have their own personalities
     
  6. jayefbe

    jayefbe Arachnoprince

    Yes, individual tarantulas have their own personalities, but there are also consistent behaviors that are typical for a species. For example, G. rosea very rarely web to any significant extent while some species, like M. balfouri web extensively. Using comparisons with G. rosea to indicate that a molt may be impending is not very informative.
     
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  7. Curious jay

    Curious jay Arachnodemon

    I noticed you called your G.rosea a 'he' is it a confirmed male? Mature? Of its mature it's possible the heavy webbing your seeing is a sperm web. Does it have palps like boxing gloves?
     
  8. Zoomer428

    Zoomer428 Arachnosquire

    Yeah I see how it may not be informative I knew somone would catch me on that but I don't know much about his species until I started looking it up and such.

    ---------- Post added 04-26-2012 at 09:37 PM ----------

    And what do you mean by boxing gloves his webbing his only on his hide where he is most the time and yes I am nearly 100 percent sure and I'm not sure of age or anythig his web looks kinda wet like but he webbed the front not the back entrance
     
  9. Bosing

    Bosing Arachnoangel

    I've had them since 2010. They just web up, really. Very much normal and a good indication that your T is enjoying its cage.
     
  10. Zoomer428

    Zoomer428 Arachnosquire

    Yea he a male I'm not hundred percent sure but I have seen under him and seen no female parts.also he is quite small as males are