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M. balfouri with black spots

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Sana, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. Sana

    Sana Arachnoprince Arachnosupporter

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    Tonight while feeding I saw something new to me. My M. balfouri has some black spots on his carapace. He's recently been rehoused from a communal to a smaller individual enclosure after his brother matured and was loaned for pairing. He's fed crickets once a week and kept relatively dry with a water bowl. Can anyone tell me what this is?
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  2. This is just exposed exo skeleton where tge setae has worn off.

    Nothing to worry about.
     
  3. Sana

    Sana Arachnoprince Arachnosupporter

    Thanks!
     
  4. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

    Looks like melanoma
     
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  5. Arachnophoric

    Arachnophoric Arachnoangel Arachnosupporter

    Just to add that those will disappear after he molts and the new setae come in. I notice this most often on Ts due for a molt.
     
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