Is my Green Bottle Blue sick?

bryverine

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What I'm seeing is what is generally referred to as a "mirror patch". It's especially visible on GBBs IME.
 

cold blood

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Your problem is probably not pesticides though because it sounds like you live pretty far out? If that's the case it is a little safer but parasites are a real concern.
What???? The op is in Nebraska....that's basically ALL farmland...there's absolutely no way to avoid pesticides in an area like that.....pesticides, plus a windy open state equals pesticides blown all over the state and then some.

Mealworms are a good option, they last many months in the fridge. Any feeder can also be purchased online, so you don't need a pet store in the area, or even a vehicle....just a computer with online access, and we can see you have that.
 

Graves6661

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This is a photo of my GBB from a few months ago. you can see a similar looking patch on his abdomen. As stated above by Bryverine, its the mirror patch. The defensive hair that they kick are reflective and in some light look almost like a rash. But rest assured, there is nothing wrong with your T. If its starting to get sluggish it could be going into premolt or just being lazy like tarantulas usually are.

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cold blood

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This is a photo of my GBB from a few months ago. you can see a similar looking patch on his abdomen. As stated above by Bryverine, its the mirror patch. The defensive hair that they kick are reflective and in some light look almost like a rash. But rest assured, there is nothing wrong with your T. If its starting to get sluggish it could be going into premolt or just being lazy like tarantulas usually are.

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Looks mature.
 

Jones0911

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Because it's easier than driving a ridiculous amount of miles to the pet store. I don't exactly live right down the street from one. I wasn't aware that was a bad thing. I mean wild Ts eat wild crickets all the time...
Dubiaroaches.com

They'll ship em to your house and the shipping is always $7 no matter how much you buy!!!

They have worms of different kinds/sizes and of course roaches
 

BobBarley

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What???? The op is in Nebraska....that's basically ALL farmland...there's absolutely no way to avoid pesticides in an area like that.....pesticides, plus a windy open state equals pesticides blown all over the state and then some.

Mealworms are a good option, they last many months in the fridge. Any feeder can also be purchased online, so you don't need a pet store in the area, or even a vehicle....just a computer with online access, and we can see you have that.
Lol, had no idea, in that case I agree.
 
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