is a molt close

usher23

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i have not had a moult before but think thats about to change i have noticed my pink salmon birdeater acting lazy and has been off the food, also her adomen has gone jet black over the last few days its also shiny what yah think thanks steven
 

P. Novak

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IF what you say is true, prepare to experience your first molt. Do not diturb it whatever you do. Just watch from behind the glass/plastic, if it lets you that is! Whats the size of the spider?
 

midnight_maiden

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Molt Coming Soon

Well at that size it shouldn't be too long now. Hopefully you will get to watch it, it happens so fast when they are small. I missed my first one, but I caught the second one right at the beginning. Awesome experience. {D
 

usher23

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i no its hard to tell but from your past moults ae we talkin hours or days
 

Arachnobrian

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When it flips on it's back, do not worry, it's all a part of the process.

If you get a chance to watch, enjoy the show. It's facinating. It should all happen in an hour or two at that size once it flips on it's back.

Oh, and wait several days before feeding. It will need this time for it's new skin and fangs to harden.
 

P. Novak

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Id say no minimum wait of an hour or two to a maximum wait of a day or two.
 

Yuki

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maybe you never know. just leave it be if it gets mad, thats always the best thing to do.:D
 
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