Advertisement Hey guys, you can call me Ben . I recently bought my first T two days ago at a local exotic pet store after deciding I couldn't find an online breeder or site I was 100% comfortable with. I've been reading about tarantulas for the past 3 years and was finally able to get one now that I'm at my own apartment with a job. That being said, I still have some questions about my T, and I'd like to get involved in these forums since I've referred to them so much. She's a Grammostola rosea, and I believe she is at least a few years old (?). The pet store had had her for a bit as she had never been picked up. I was originally planning on getting a Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens, but like I said earlier, I didn't know if I could trust any of the sites or breeders I was finding. So far she's acted similarly to how I would expect for a tarantula in a new enclosure (from what I've read), but I'd still like to ask a few questions for y'all to clear up or to reassure me, because I do really care about her and want to make sure I can have her as long, healthy, and unstressed as possible. *there will be two pictures of her at the end of my questions 1) Is she 100% a G rosea? I'm very confident she is but I would just like confirmation from people with real hands on experience. She's extremely docile and allowed me to transfer her to her habitat by hand with NO issues or skittishness at all, which fits their behavior from my understanding. 2) About how old do you think she is? I haven't been able to take a good measurement of her on my hand because I'm letting her do her thing. She's about 3.5-4" inches right now I believe. 3) She has barely moved since I first introduced her to her new home. She originally sat on the flower pot I've offered as cover for the entire first night without moving at all. There was still some condensation appearing on the glass touching substrate, but I dried out the coir the best I could and the condensation has since gone, so I don't believe it would be too damp for her. Yesterday, my roommate cat came in and was very intrigued by her (I supervised the cat heavily) and Qira (my G rosea) proceeded to leave the top of the flower pot and move to the side of the enclosure, where she has been ever since. I am unsure if it's because the cat startled her, or it was just a coincidence. Like I said, she has been there ever since moving from the flower pot, staying perfectly still just like she did in her previous position. Is this due to stress caused by her new environment, or do you think I've done something wrong with the enclosure? I believe it's just stress and she's acclimating to her new home. As a side note: today and yesterday, she has been moving her legs slightly in reaction to stimuli such as loud noises and movement (I wasn't trying to provoke her, I just was watching her when they would happen) 4) Her coloring seems to be a bit dark and her hairs a little less vibrant than what I was expecting for a G rosea, and she has some discoloration/missing hairs on her abdomen. Is she pre-molt? I was thinking this could be contributing to her very passive and still behavior. If so, is it bad that I unintentionally picked her up during this exhausting stage? I can't imagine she would be comfortable preparing for a molt in a completely new environment. Here are some pictures of her, in the positions I mentioned: Thank you guys so much for any responses and help!