I'm new to this forum due to the fact that I need some help with my slings.
I just started off with this hobby and have 4 slings as of now.
I overcame my phobia of spiders and ended with a tarantula obsession.
Now the sad part is, I got a Brazilian Black sling(Grammostola Pulchra) yesterday for Valentine's, i fell in love with it.
Today I tried feeding it, but it seems like s/he is about to molt (dark spots on the abdomen, skin darkening) and refused to eat.
It happened so quick that I couldn't even hold it back.
s/he got scared and ran away so quickly, that it fell of the table it put it on :*(
i barely caught her back in her vial, and after 2 hours of research, I didn't find any clear answers to my worries.
I tried locating a crack on her abdomen or even the slightest leak of blood.
S/he is moving fine, s/he seems to be a lil clumsy because she is always climbing up the vial and falls off (the distance between the substrate and the lid is about her/his leg span).
the fall was about 3 feet.
Now s/he is burrowing in the substrate, and I'm praying to god that s/he will be ok.
I would be heartbroken if s/he passed :*O.
I would appreciate your help guys as I am in love with all my slings and care for them like no other.