Is my T dying, or molting?

gmrpnk21

Arachnobaron
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Hello all! I have a little G. Pulchripes that has been acting a bit strange lately. It's about 1.25", and until a week or two ago it was a great eater. It is extremely lethargic atm, and is sitting in the corner of it's container with it's front legs kind of bunched up towards it's face. It responded a bit when I gently touched a leg, but hasn't moved other than that. There is plenty of moisture inside it's container, and it still has a water dish. The reason I thought it was going to molt is the decreased appetite and darkening of the abdomen. I just dont remember if my Smithi did the same thing with it's front legs before it molted and I am a bit worried...
 

Sleazoid

Arachnoknight
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It could just be the stance it is sitting in? Unless the legs are curled under I wouldn't worry if it is responsive as you say.
 

venom45

Arachnopeon
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i have a sling G pulchripes that was .75" that molted on sunday, went through the same thing that you described, s/he got very dark in color 3-4 days befor it molted
 

BigJ999

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They tend to get very sluggish before they molt my LP didn't move much at all before it molted.
 

Chris_Skeleton

Arachnoprince
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All tarantulas do that stance you are referring to whether or not they are in premolt. That is not an indication it is going to molt and is perfectly normal.
 
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