- May 20, 2017
hi i recently bought a brachypelma boehmei (mexican fireleg) its my first tarantula and its only a baby, first off the enclosure seams to get alot of condensation on the lid and side, i've spoke to the pet shop owner he said this was the norm and i should just wipe the lid down,i do this when i can as i work 12 hour days so out the house a lot . i have the enclosure on a heat mat as it is around 18-20 degrees Celsius (around 70 Fahrenheit i think) in my house . the next thing is it usually has a black abdomen and in the two weeks I've had /he or she (just called spidery ATM) it has developed a bald spot on its abdomen that seams to be growing by the day , i didn't feed it for a week after i got it but the owner said only around 1 cricket a week is this true ?i have put 2 in now as i think it might be hungry, also the temperament shes to be quiet skittish and shy i know this is common for this type of spider but it seams to just run from everything even food seams to take a while for it to take interest. do you think it is just really stress or multiple factors combined ? any help would be appreciated as i've quiet the soft spot for this beautiful animal and i will post pictures if need (camera is a fresh patato out of the ground tho). Thanks in advance.