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Stella Maris

H. maculata abdomen close-up

This is a better close-up view on my H. mac juvenile's abdomen. Again, I'm thinking the "bald spot" may be from a previous injury or even a bad molt...or maybe it's nothing? Any ideas? I have never seen this before on an OW species.

H. maculata abdomen close-up
Stella Maris, Mar 30, 2018
    • Flexzone
      She's just looking rough, Ive seen a couple of my OW's have bald abdomens and/or blackened tops of their legs if they haven't molted for a good while due to the setae simply rubbing off by the constant rubbing from the stuff in its environment.. once they've molted their lost setae just as their NW counterparts are restored to normal.
    • cold blood
      Probably spend some time shipped...just looks rubbed off...looking at those shiny femurs it appears to be pre-molt as well.....she will look fine after molting...not really a worry.
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