Chaco wont eat

Aki

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I just bought a chaco today,
Then it happens to be SUPER THIN
Its stomach is like wrinkled and is losing hair
Out of fear of it dying I tried to feed it a nymph but it didnt do anything
It just let it climb over it
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Kayis

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Not a mature male? asking because it looks rough...although the picture is kind of unclear imo
 

Kayis

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May have just been stress for it to refuse the food since travel/rehousing. Just leave it be and try again tomorrow.
 
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Ungoliant

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Im not really sure but the prev owner said it was 2 yrs already and mated three times so I guess its an adult ¿¿¿ :(((
Do you know when your tarantula last molted? If it's been a while, it might be in pre-molt.
 

Olan

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That really looks like a mature male. Probably only has a few months of life left, and may not eat at all.
 

KezyGLA

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You have bought a mature male that looks very close to the end of its life :(
 

mistertim

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We'd need pics of the front legs and pedipalps to see if it's a male. If it is and it has already mated a couple of times it probably doesn't have much time left. If it's a female then it might just be stress from the move and may take a little while to eat.
 

Andrea82

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Whichever gender, if it has mated, it is mature. Did previous owner say he got an eggsac out of it?
It looks pretty ragged.
 

Tim Benzedrine

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Visual confirmation is needed to be sure, but I have money on it being a mature male. It looks a good bit like my E. campestratus male does now. Bald abdomen disproportionate to the rest of the body, spindly legs. Look for the tibial hooks on the front legs, and the enlarged pedipalps, as has been suggested above.
If it is in fact male, all you can do is keep it comfortable and await the inevitable.
 

ledzeppelin

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I agree.. I think I see a hint of a tibial hook on the second picture.. Might be wrong though.
 
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