could she be ready to molt?

ahkiu

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hi

i have a B. boehmei sling about an inch long, she has a really good shelter which she dug out under a piece of cork bark. SO good infact i have haven't actually seen her yet :D (i have only had it for a week or so) any way, today i have noticed that she has piled ther vermiculitei use as a substrate over her entrance to her burrow/cave and has basically sealed herself inside.

would you say she's getting ready to molt?
 

That Guy

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wow.... And you said that it just pushed substrate over the hole? I would think it would just web its self off...It might be a molt.. IM not sure, lets wait and see what everyone else hast to say
 

Code Monkey

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It's possible. Most of my slings that have burrowed tend to seal up the burrow with substrate prior to a moult. And, fwiw, both of my B. boehmi slings were among those that demonstrated this behavior.
 

ahkiu

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ok thx :)
i'll stop offering crickets until i see the entrance open again then i think
 

MrT

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My G. pulchra just did the same thing. It stayed under for about 10 days. It molted. It is aprox. 1 1/4".
 

blackacidevil

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My B_boehmei also did this in her younger days. Here is a pic of her and the barricade she put up in her den. I took a nightshot so that you could actually see her.
 

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