Molted with odd area on abdomen

padkison

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This 2.5" B. emilia molted about 2 weeks ago. After molting, I noticed her flicking a particular spot on her abdomen like it was bothering her. This is what she looks like now. You may not be able to tell from the picture, but the area is whitish and semi-rough. There is a smaller area just forward of the white area that looks odd too. Note that she was shipped and molted two days later. Anyone see this before and know what is going on? She has yet to eat.

 

P. Novak

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Ohh that doesn't look good. It looks like some kind of mold or fungus is growing on her?:? Other then that she is gorgoeus.

Could it be a parasite of some kind, I doubt it though. It looks more like some kind of fungal infection or something along those lines.
 

Talkenlate04

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The are I circled makes it look like the abdomen skin did not come off all the way after the molt.
Is the area raised at all like a cyst or a blister?

 

padkison

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That area is not raised. However, the abdomen does not taper smoothly toward the front. Can you see a line between the two odd areas encircling the abdomen? There is a little drop of about 1 mm.
 

WyvernsLair

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kinda looks like a piece didn't come off and she's been trying to kick it off but not able to reach that spot so is making the area below it bald/raw.
 

WyvernsLair

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the "white" circle-like area looks more like a reflection on the hairs from an overhead bright light in the room or camera flash.. not a fungus.
 

P. Novak

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the "white" circle-like area looks more like a reflection on the hairs from an overhead bright light in the room or camera flash.. not a fungus.
Ah ya I can see it now, that I dimmed the brightness on my computer screen.

Ya, I agree with WyvernsLair, maybe it is a piece of the molt left and it is irritating her causing her to scratch and roughning up the skin.
 

mr_jacob7

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could it just be, like, a little rash, or scrape, or something. maybe put some neosporn on a cutip, and try to clean it up.
 

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I had an M. robustum gain an abdominal blister after a moult, some people jave the blister stay with the T their entire live but mine managed to lose it the moult after, but yours does appear to have some sort of fungus growing on it?
 
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