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Whats happening to my T

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by dizzylizzy, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. dizzylizzy

    dizzylizzy Arachnopeon

    Can someone please tell me what may be going on with my Curly?


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  2. as in what? looks completely normal to me?
  3. dizzylizzy

    dizzylizzy Arachnopeon

    The bald pinkish area on his rear.It wasnt like that up to a week ago.
  4. Anonymity82

    Anonymity82 Arachnoprince

    I'm pretty sure that's just its urticating hair patch. Probably laid a bunch of it down on its nice web mat it has there.
  5. has it molted recently? cuz it might be a possibility its a molt scar or its in pre-molt and it has a unique bold spot

    ---------- Post added 03-17-2012 at 08:46 PM ----------

    thats also true
  6. Storm76

    Storm76 Arachnoemperor

    Bald butt like that is normal for NW's that lay down hairs on their webbing, or kicking hairs if being disturbed :)

    Pre-molt wouldn't look like a beige spot, it would be blackish, like this from my B. smithi:
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  7. Shell

    Shell ArachnoVixen AKA Dream Crusher AKA Heartbreaker

    A bald spot is not an indicator of pre molt. When in pre molt the entire abdomen will darken and a bald patch will make that easier to notice (as shown in Storms pic), but the bald spot itself is NOT an indicator of pre molt. A bald patch comes with the territory with (most) NWs, they kick hairs/rub them off, wear and tear between molts etc.

    To the OP, that just looks like a bald spot from kicking hairs, and nothing to worry about.
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  8. dizzylizzy

    dizzylizzy Arachnopeon

    Ok thank you,it molted about 4 to 5 months ago.Its the first time Ive ever had one of my T`s lookin like that. No one disturbs them,but sometimes my husband plays his guitar a little loud,but thats in another room.Thanks so much for in-put. I ve had him since he was the size of a dime,wouldnt want anything to be wrong with it.
  9. ya I know but i was just guessing xD, not knowing if it might have been a unique bold spot you never know, plus thats the first thing that came to mind, the hairs was my third guess >>

    ---------- Post added 03-17-2012 at 08:59 PM ----------

    simple mistake :/
  10. Formerphobe

    Formerphobe Arachnoking Arachnosupporter

    VA, USA
    Can you get a better pic from a different angle and closer?
  11. Lookin pretty leggy....
  12. Chris_Skeleton

    Chris_Skeleton Arachnoprince

    Is it a mature male?
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  13. Jared781

    Jared781 Arachnobaron

    Has to be an Uritcating Bristle "Patch" or could it even be hair loss? :/
  14. paassatt

    paassatt Arachnoangel

    You've had the spider for that long and have never before noticed a bald spot on the abdomen where it brushed off urticating hairs?
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  15. grayzone

    grayzone Arachnoking Active Member

    fyi tarantulas dont have ears... if your husband played DRUMS the t would probably notice/be distrubed, but i doubt a guitar being played in A SEPARATE room would bother it
  16. dizzylizzy

    dizzylizzy Arachnopeon

    Correct<he has NEVER been that way before. none of my spiders have ever had "bald spots"

    ---------- Post added 03-18-2012 at 12:55 PM ----------

    They may not have ears,but they do feel vibration,and sometimes when he does play to loud,they will start marching and climbing,when he stops they go back to be calm.
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  17. Jared781

    Jared781 Arachnobaron

    You never know how keen their vibration sense it
  18. grayzone

    grayzone Arachnoking Active Member

    hmm.. good to know.. i wouldnt have thought that possible, but ill take your word for it.. they HATE it when i vaccum but thats the loudest it gets at my house, unless my pitbulls are runnin around messin up the house.. they love to play:biggrin:
  19. Chris_Skeleton

    Chris_Skeleton Arachnoprince

    I guess I'll ask again.... Is it a mature male?
  20. Zoltan

    Zoltan Cult Leader

    I can't be fully sure, but it does look like a mature male to me going by its legginess.

    The bald spot is nothing to worry about.
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2012