mex flame knee question

Spike

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Okay my flame knee is in a 3- gallon tank . Water dish and halg log from pet store. It has gone under the log and clsed off both sides? I am thinking molt if so how long untill it comes out? Should I take a peak or not ? And if its not molting then what the heck?
 

RugbyDave

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alot of Ts do this..

i wouldn't rip into it.
whens the last time it molted?

pce
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Spike

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honestly I could not tell you I just got it about 1 week and a half ago or so it has a bald path not darkend yet kinda pinkish i'd say
 

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how big is it? I don't know if its getting ready to molt yet.. may just be getting comfortable..

you have to realise that sometimes you'll get a T, and you'll end up (what we say) "caring for dirt" -- in other words, you may never see the T and never watch it eat, but you still take care of it, but it seems like youre just taking care of dirt...

but sometimes they webthem selves up, so i guess you could go further and say "caring for web".. you just gotta go with it..

I usually never rip into the webs unless i know somethings up. Sometimes you have to though.. I know some people wait a couple weeks, and some people never do it..

so i guess, whenever you feel its necessary... i guess regardless of what people say, you gotta do what you feel comfortable with...

but at the same time, the T wouldn't web itself up for no reason, you know..

but yeah, whats the size on that bad boy?

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jesses

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Originally posted by Spike
Okay my flame knee is in a 3- gallon tank . Water dish and halg log from pet store. It has gone under the log and clsed off both sides? I am thinking molt if so how long untill it comes out? Should I take a peak or not ? And if its not molting then what the heck?
Closed off both sides with web or with subtrate/dirt?
How big is the half-log? I'm assuming yours is a Smithi, so it might just be digging a tunnel and piling up dirt near the exits because that was the only place it could think to put the dirt at the time.
 

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My 3" B albopilosum has done exactly the same with his cork bark. There are only tiny entrances, which I poke a cricket through every day. They don't come back :eek: so I know the T is alive and well. Every week I press down the dirt slightly so I can see him, and he goes and fills it back overnight.

Most Brachypelma sp. will burrow when given the opportunity. Your T is just making himself at home.
 

Spike

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cool thanks for all the response. No its not a smithi its a B.auratam feisty little beast too
 

krystal

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hey spike—
this sounds like this could be a serious problem. i think you should ship the tarantula to me so i can further study it and figure out what might be happening. usually i charge a $230 fee for something like this, but since you're relatively new to the hobby, i'll cut the price to a mere $175. pm me, and i'll give you my address and payment options.
and if i were you, i'd act QUICK! if your b. auratum is deathly ill, the ONLY way to make it better is to send it to me. you don't want to lose a beautiful tarantula, do you?!?

krystal



(p.s.: i'm just joking. unless you've already run out and gotten the money order—then i'm completely serious :) )
 

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alright...first of dont listen to krystal lol (nice try tho krystal...)

my rosehair did, actually is doing that right now. It basically put a wall of webbing infront of its entrance and pushed the substrate towards the entrance making a wall...the first time it did this i was wooried and lifted the hide to see what was going on. Since nothing had happened, i didnt consider it anything serious. so i took down the wall and it built it up again. Now im just waiting to see what it looks like when it shows it face. its been 2 weeks and counting.

basically i wouldnt be too worried about it. its not gonna kill itself in there lol...or at least i hope not. a molt may be near, thats what im leaning towards for mine. so just let it do its thing and it'll be fine
 

krystal

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Originally posted by Paladin
alright...first of dont listen to krystal lol (nice try tho krystal...)
okay, who are you going to listen to? paladin isn't even 18 yet! ;P

besides, he has only two spiders, compared to my 28 (okay, 18 of them are b. albopilo slings that are going to come in the mail, but STILL! scheesh!)

i am a seasoned tarantula professional...honest!
 
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That's good Krystal!! Look I won't give away your ruse, you get the spider, breed it and sell me one CHEAP!!

Andy
 
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