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Tarantula in a weird stance

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by SuchANoob, Apr 17, 2019.

My tarantula is like this after it molted. It stays like that in a corner covering its eyes

  1. It's okay

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  2. It's stressed

    3 vote(s)
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  1. SuchANoob

    SuchANoob Arachnopeon

  2. TownesVanZandt

    TownesVanZandt Arachnoangel Active Member

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    Tarantulas stand in all kinds of weird positions from time to time and especially so after a moult. That´s nothing to worry about.

    What do you use as substrate?
     
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  3. draconisj4

    draconisj4 Arachnobaron Active Member

    It looks fine to me, if it just recently molted it takes them a while to recover and they will get into some odd positions while they harden. If you don't already know don't feed until the fangs have turned all the way black.
     
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  4. SuchANoob

    SuchANoob Arachnopeon

    It's coconut fiber I cut up with scissors and let it sit in hot water, drained and washed with warm water, squeezed and let it dry and then put it in there. Under it theres some soil. Is that okay?
     
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  5. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoking Active Member

    Your spider is fine. You can do without the loose coco fiber and just use soil. Is less work ;)
     
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  6. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnotank Arachnosupporter

    I evened out the poll because it's both stressed and fine, moulting is a very stressful process. You'll see it in all kinds of weird positions until it's fully hardened, it'll mostly be stretching.
     
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  7. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    What makes this weird???????????