a. purpurea molt being stuck?

ladizzlee

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so one of my slings molted but it looks like it still has a piece stuck to its butt.

should i be worried?
 

jonnyquong

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Can you get a pic? It could be and probably is it's "mirror patch", an area of urticating bristles that reflects light differently than the surrounding area.
 

ladizzlee

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i cant really get a picture because its so small but it looks alot lighter than its actual bodyy.
 

jonnyquong

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Well, if it's near the rear of the abdomen, looks 'shinier' than the surrounding area, and is symmetrical it's the mirror patch. Normal, nothing to worry about. Even if it were stuck molt, (which I'm pretty certain it's not) if it's not covering the book lungs or mouth area, I wouldn't expect it to be a problem.
 
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