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Brachypelma albopilosum (Nicaraguan Curly Hair) Feeding Question

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by sheetssha, Apr 23, 2018.

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    Hi all,
    Quick question, and I'm sure it's nothing to worry about. I have a juvenile B. albopilosum that hasn't eating in about a month. I also notice a small bald spot on its rear. My assumption is that it is preparing for its adult molt, but I thought I would run it by the experts to be safe. Note: This species is not handled much at all. Maybe x2 a month (if that).
     
  2. AnimalNewbie

    AnimalNewbie Arachnobaron

    Having a bald spot is no indication of a molt they just flick hairs every now and again. How large is the individual?
     
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  3. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnoreaper Arachnosupporter

    Could be getting ready to moult, could just not be hungry, leave it alone other than to top up water/moisten the substrate.
     
  4. I appreciate it guys. I'll send a pic later this evening. This thread is a random thought I had while at my work desk, lol
     
  5. RonnyT

    RonnyT Arachnosquire

    Also I would recommend not handling at all, it stresses out the tarantula and puts its life in danger.
     
  6. Mvtt70

    Mvtt70 Arachnobaron Active Member

    Handling it basically every other week is probably not the best idea first of all... Nothing you can do except leave it alone and try to feed once a week to see if it'll eat.
     
  7. Greasylake

    Greasylake Arachnoprince

    Handing would have no bearing on the length of the molt cycle. Unless of course you managed to stress it out so badly that it triggered a molt early, but that would be pretty hard.
     
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