i see you are in TN, did you get it from the Aquatic Critter? if so...i have a few GBB's from the same eggsac that you do. the 3 i got from that sac are in premolt right now too and havent eaten in about a week or 2. the abdomen looks fine to me. drip some water down the side of the enclosure to see if it needs hydration and then just leave it be. it will molt soon.
oh yeah! all 3 of them are grwoing like crazy and they usually all molt with a few days of each other. was the Bm Smithi you got a sling or adult?Yeah it came from the aquatic critter. I got it around Christmas time. I bought it and a B.smithi with it. Yours growing fast?
i would NOT make sure it has a full water dish/lid. as these spiders are from VERY dry and arid climates. too much moisture/humidity can cause bad results i.e. DEATH!I would make sure it has a full water dish/lid. They can go without food for a really long time. It's abdomen looks okay right now.
yes...but dont mist!! just let a few drops run down one area of the enclosure. if its thirst it will drink. they cant handle misting. moist substrate is REALLY bad for these guys. i will usually find and area where they have webbed all the way against the side of the deli cup and let the water droplets run down the side and catch in the web.My B. smithi was about the same size as my GBB when I bought it. And now my B. smithi is alittle smaller than the GBB. So should I just take the bottle cap that have in there for a water dish out and mist?
They are from very dry, arid climates, but they still require a water dish. They cannot, however, stand moist substrate or RH. I have raised SEVERAL GBB's and have done extensive research on the species. Believe me, dropping water down the side onto the substrate would be way worse than having a water dish. A water dish will keep water away from the substrate.i would NOT make sure it has a full water dish/lid. as these spiders are from VERY dry and arid climates. too much moisture/humidity can cause bad results i.e. DEATH!