Is my chromatopelma cyaneopubescens in pre molt?

EulersK

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This species is notoriously difficult to determine premolt due to their coloration. A potato picture doesn't really help, either ;) It is plenty fat enough though, so I wouldn't be surprised.

Signs to look for:
-Refusing food (#1 indicator!)
-Resting in strange positions
-Lethargy
-Closing off burrow/hide
-Increased webbing
 

Chris LXXIX

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Ah ah, I always love to see 'chubby' GBB's (mostly in the first pic). Anyway I've seen here someone even more fatty :-s

As EulersK said, since those are greedy eaters, like 'genics', it's when they refuse food that you can't go wrong as a first warning.
 

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exo tera dont work well for terrestrials. ditch the hydrometer too.
 

KezyGLA

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This species is notoriously difficult to determine premolt due to their coloration. A potato picture doesn't really help, either ;) It is plenty fat enough though, so I wouldn't be surprised.

Signs to look for:
-Refusing food (#1 indicator!)
-Resting in strange positions
-Lethargy
-Closing off burrow/hide
-Increased webbing
Exactly as EulersK said.

My gal is about to pop any moment and doesnt look much different from yours.

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KezyGLA

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Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens have arboreal tendencies so a semi-arboreal setup should be fine for them.
 

KdeBruyn

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How long does this premolt period last? Mine's been refusing food several weeks now and barely bothers to move.
 

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How long does this premolt period last? Mine's been refusing food several weeks now and barely bothers to move.
This is an old thread. Is yours the same species? Premolt can last weeks or months or years, depending on species and other factors. Provide more information and pictures for a more accurate response.
 

KdeBruyn

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Yes it's a GBB which is why I came to this page looking for answers. She started by blocking herself inside bark, but I had to rehouse her so she's occupied one corner of the enclosure. Been off food for 3 weeks. She hasn't molted since I got her back on October 12th, and I have no idea when she molted prior to that date. She's about 8-9cm leg span, just sits in the corner & rarely ever moves. She's been a voracious eater and an active spider before this. Overall, I suspect premolt but idk how long this process lasts for a T her size n age. My other Ts are just slings so they molt quite regularly.
 

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