i don't like the looks of this...

Scorpendra

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i got my P. antinious today, and i was happy until i saw this:



it's kind of a silvery white patch on her underside. what is it, and is it going to kill her?
 
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Talkenlate04

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Can you get a closer clearer picture? It's so far down that it might just be coloration. Does anything move around that area? Mites? Nematodes? I am just stabbing, without a clearer picture I don't think anyone can be of much help.
 

Scorpendra

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i haven't seen anything moving as of yet. i'll try to get a clearer pic.
 

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could be. i guess i'll just have to wait and see what happens.
 
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KaineSoulblade

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Looks like poo to me. Tell your T that it is disgusting and to learn better grooming habbits.
 

Scorpendra

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i'll be sure to :rolleyes:

i was just concerned because it is my most monetarily valueable tarantula, and not a species one sees for sale often.

any ideas in terms of the sex?
 

KaineSoulblade

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i'll be sure to :rolleyes:

i was just concerned because it is my most monetarily valueable tarantula, and not a species one sees for sale often.

any ideas in terms of the sex?
Put up a clear ventral abdomen shot.
 

Scorpendra

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in retrospect, i probably should have wiped off the sides before setting the tank up.

 

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i don't want to disturb "her" too much, so i don't want to take any more pics.

 

jr47

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My h. gigas had the exact same thing in the same spot a while back. It wore off so I decided it must of been poo. Freaked me out but its gone now and she is fine.
 

JMoran1097

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it doesn't necessarily look like any sort of "infection" or "abrasion." it could very well be T poo.
 
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