Help! New spider mom worried about b. Hamorii

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Okay i’m so sorry it’s me again haha. So couple days ago i got the advice to make a pre-burrow for my Hamorii sling. That same night she started digging and the little one made a nice burrow that goes all the way to the back of the enclosure. She also closed the entrance of the burrow and I know I have to leave her alone. I think it’s pre-molt because she refused food 2 days ago and her last molt was aug 19th. I dont touch her enclosure btw just in case. I just checked on her with my camera on my phone to see if i can see anything on the back of the enclosure and I saw her but her abdomen looks bald out of nowhere? Is she stressed? Is it something else? I’m just a bit worried :( Yesterday when she didnt close the entrance yet she looked normal. I’ll add a pic how she looked like before and how it is now as far as you can see it of course.
 

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Georges Simp Pierre

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Well your spider won't be eating anytime soon judging by the abdomen, just let her do her thing, premoult should be coming in the near future.
 

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Don't worry about it, just sounds like she's going to molt soon. The hair will be back after the molting process. Keep the water dish full and leave her be :)
 

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Don't worry about it, just sounds like she's going to molt soon. The hair will be back after the molting process. Keep the water dish full and leave her be :)
Aw okay, i'm glad to hear that. TY!! I think she started kicking hairs in the burrow im so confused it happened in the middle of the night while she was digging. Also about the water dish, since she closed the entrance completely will tarantula's remember that there is a water dish in their enclosure so she will dig out to drink?
 

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I think she started kicking hairs in the burrow im so confused it happened in the middle of the night while she was digging.
I believe some will spread around their hairs before a molt to "secure the perimeter" for a safer molting process (keeps predators away and all that).
She probably won't dig out to drink before she finishes moulting but that's fine. She's got plenty of water stored up to get her through the moulting and hardening. Just don't dig her out yourself or anything like that. If she's thirsty she'll find the water.
 

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time for you to wait and watch. She's got this as long as she isn't stressed
 

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Textbook premolt behavior don’t worry one bit:) I used to STRESS over my spiders at the beginning of being in the hobby and trust me, most of the time it is completely unwarranted.
 

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I believe some will spread around their hairs before a molt to "secure the perimeter" for a safer molting process (keeps predators away and all that).
She probably won't dig out to drink before she finishes moulting but that's fine. She's got plenty of water stored up to get her through the moulting and hardening. Just don't dig her out yourself or anything like that. If she's thirsty she'll find the water.
Super helpful! Well all of you of cours, I find it very interesting to know more behind their behavior and very interesting to read these type of things. I will leave her alone and let her do her thing, Many thanks!!! :)

Textbook premolt behavior don’t worry one bit:) I used to STRESS over my spiders at the beginning of being in the hobby and trust me, most of the time it is completely unwarranted.
TY! :D I know right, its just you want to do everything perfect, so that they're okay and safe lol. I'll leave her alone and see what happens ty

time for you to wait and watch. She's got this as long as she isn't stressed
Thanks again Matt you've been so helpful! I'll leave her alone and wait :D
 

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Also about the water dish, since she closed the entrance completely will tarantula's remember that there is a water dish in their enclosure so she will dig out to drink?
Keep in mind, tarantulas don't drink often, if it was going to drink, it would have done so prior to burrowing....now that it's sealed in, it's there till after it molts...it doesn't need anything in the mean time
 

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Did you at least get to see it digging out it’s burrow? I had a sling burrow last week, first time I’ve seen one in person and it was fascinating. It chose the water dish as the dumping ground.
 
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