Lampropelma violaceopes hibernation?

J Morningstar

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It was looking brilliant eating well, molted with no issues what so ever, and seemeed fine. Then silked off it's burrow and has dissapeared for three weeks.Should I be concerned? I know I am new to t's but I am concerned.
 

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I'm not sure, but since getting cold, mine has done the exact same thing. It ended up molting and eating once, then went back and sealed itself off. It's still I there, but it looks plump, so I'm not worried.

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I probably won't attempt to feed unless it comes out, or breaks it's seal.
 
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bobusboy

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Mine had webbed up it's entire enclosure, but I had to rehouse it as it was far to large to moult in the container it was in.

Since I re housed it, It has webbed up a little bit but nothing really and is still eating; so either I disturbed it, or it was just webbing a lot.
 

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Sounds like classic moulting.
Up the humidity and make sure the heat is at least 75F
 

Enki40

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Although this species is arboreal...they will also burrow if given the opportunity.
 

J Morningstar

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Thank you everyone, Oh yes it is adept at burrowing, but it usually sat atop it at night, now it has "silked" itself in and dissapeared. I think it is a sign of a molt too but it has been a week. The last time it molted it was a day. I'll up the humidity a bit and hope for the best.
 

J Morningstar

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okay, I'm not worried anymore. I saw a flury of very long legs and then two spinnerets telling me I wasn't welcome to watch...we're all good.
 

KoriTamashii

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Mine's still small enough that I can spy on it through the vial, but I have noticed that it's less 'out and about' lately.
 

Joanie

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I've got three (all about 2") and I haven't seen any of them in a month. So this behavior seems at least to be consistent for the species. ;)
 

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Mine is a bit over 4.5" and is out every day. She does have a nice burrow that she retreats quickly into if she notices that you're looking at her though.
 

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Mine's still in there, hasn't come out yet. I seen she's webbed her molt to the wall in there too. So much for getting it intact.:wall:
 
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