Nhandu chromatus strange webbing

MaddiesMom

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Hello! I have a sub-adult female N chromatus that recently molted (approx a month go). She webbed a molting pad outside of her burrow for the first time and I had the opportunity to watch it happen. I fed her about a week or so after she had molted and she eagerly took the dubia. (I only feed her adult male dubias after her molt because they are softer than the adult female dubias.) Approximately 2 weeks ago I noticed very strange webbing behavior from her. She is not a T that typically webs so it is strange for her to now see her webbing the entire enclosure with what look like dozens of trip wires. From the top to the bottom and all around there are "trip wires" throughout her enclosure. She is also refusing food and will run away if I put a dubia in for her. I may be worrying about nothing, but my fear is she may have injured a fang if I fed her too soon after her molt, but I have always let her be my guide with feeding after a molt. Am I worrying needlessly? I have posted a couple of shots of the webbing. Thanks so much!
 

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spideyspinneret78

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It looks pretty normal to me. She may be in premolt...sometimes they'll web more and refuse to eat. I think everything's fine :)
 

Smotzer

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It’s doing it’s thing, we don’t know what they think about, it may just be inclined to web after a molt. Some classic heavy webbers, aren’t big webbers, some that aren’t web more than we would think sometimes. They’re all their own beings. I don’t see anything to be concerned about.
 
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