my t's acting funny

losct2381

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i have a 5 to 6 inch theraposa t-spinipes and he i think its a he thin legs small abdomen.is acting funny very sluggish not eating his movement is very jerky he looks really beat up not eating or burrowing wont go into the hide i got for him im worried because he showing all the sighns of molt but his abdomen is nit any darker that normal could their be something else wrong /Users/carlosyepez/Pictures/iPhoto Library/Previews/2010/11/23/20101123-000106/IMG_1098.jpg
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Salamanderhead

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I love when people try to upload pictures like that ; p

You need to make an account on a website like, www.photobucket.com
and upload the pictures from your computer to there. Then you need to copy the image location *url* from the uploaded picture and put it here. You need to do it like this, [img*] insert image location here[/img*]

Without the asterisks in the brackets. That's how you show images in most forums.



EDIT:

Is it a mature male by chance? Do you know?
 

losct2381

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no i don't know if it is mature he hasn't molted for me yet i just got him like a month ago
 

losct2381

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2oCHEVYo0

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Hmmm, my guess would be premolt. Enclosure looks fine to me, plenty moist. All the places on its body where the hair has been rubbed off are as black as black gets, so that's why I'm saying premolt. Is it a wild caught specimen?

Also, you would know if it's mature by looking at the pedipalps. If they are balled up on the end and look like boxers gloves then it would be a mature male. I don't think the Burgundy gets hooks, but if they do and it has them on the two front legs, that would definatly mean it's a mature male.
 

Anastasia

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Yes, it does look like will be molting soon
I would just leave it to be, he isnt to thin, but after he molts I would feed him bit more
Make sure he have plenty of water and damp substrate
and wait for the molting time, souldnt be to long
 

losct2381

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yeah i think he is most def wild cap rob had looked at him when i got him he's the one that identified him and he did say it looked wild caught got him from lllreptiles
 

Anastasia

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did you just got him at this last show?
if so, let him settle down
 

lordddelgado

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B. Emilia

Hello, May I ask, I bough a B. Emilia yesturday, I transferred her to a new container, Im Pretty sure she is in premolt because of the balding spot, swelling of the abdomen & pink to black skin, when I put her beside her hide she stays there and not moving at all like a rock, when I poke her she respond like she's saying WTF, but not moving in other area, shes still on that spot until now, my other tarantula does not behave like this, is my emilia sick?
 

losct2381

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I dont know my t- spinipes
Is doing the exact same thing I
It's part of the pre molt
I hope
 

losct2381

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I left him on one spot last night and he's been their ever since some time I really fear he's sick but till now he's alive he's been doing that for weeks now
 

Dexity

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I have had one of my T's take a month to molt, not eating the entire time. Considering the kind keep it PLENTY moist and it should be fine, and I have a B. Emilia its very lazy... If it refuses food, wait a week offer again.
 

jbm150

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You might consider raising the level of substrate in the tank as well. Looks like there's a pretty good distance between the top of the substrate and edge of the tank. That'll also allow it to burrow (or you make a burrow and it can take it over). Beautiful T though, best of luck with it!
 
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