Help needed - post moult issue b. Albop

Zspider

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Hi my 5 year old female moulted in December, was a quick and full moult, however since then she has a hard shiny patch high on her abdomen,see photo, sorry not a great shot, possibly thinking some exuivum not come away, has anyone had any experience of this and what is her prognosis of a clean moult next time? Otherwise she's her usual self, eating and moving around as normal. IMG_0900.JPG
 

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Hi my 5 year old female moulted in December, was a quick and full moult, however since then she has a hard shiny patch high on her abdomen,see photo, sorry not a great shot, possibly thinking some exuivum not come away, has anyone had any experience of this and what is her prognosis of a clean moult next time? Otherwise she's her usual self, eating and moving around as normal. View attachment 229067
I think I can see what you're talking about, but really need a better pic. Is there some light you can shine in there?
 

Zspider

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Hi my 5 year old female moulted in December, was a quick and full moult, however since then she has a hard shiny patch high on her abdomen,see photo, sorry not a great shot, possibly thinking some exuivum not come away, has anyone had any experience of this and what is her prognosis of a clean moult next time? Otherwise she's her usual self, eating and moving around as normal. View attachment 229067
 

Zspider

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A better photo..... def not a mirror patch or bald from flicking.
 

Venom1080

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maybe its the picture, but that looks weird. it also looks like super heavy premolt. id let it be with a full water dish. probably fine.
 

Zspider

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maybe its the picture, but that looks weird. it also looks like super heavy premolt. id let it be with a full water dish. probably fine.
Yes she seems fine eating, moving about, digging etc, I've never seen it before, she's my favourite so worried about her next moult even though it's several months away. Thanks anyway.
 

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I don't know...to me it looks as if she kept some of her old exoskeleton. She's definitely healthy (and very cute). If it is exoskeleton it will be molted off. Don't see any bleeding. @sdsnybny what do you think?
 
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