Odd coloured B albiceps

Barrington

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I've had this B albiceps for almost a year, and when bought it was perfectly normal. However, since its last moult (only one while in my possession), which was at least a month ago, its back 2 pairs of legs have become pale brown in colour. Anyone have any idea what this means or what caused it, or happen to have a similar B albiceps?

It's kept in a fairly standard way - coco fibre, water dish, hide etc and is fed locusts. I think it's WC

This is it almost a year ago:
http://s783.photobucket.com/albums/yy119/banterlow/?action=view&current=Balbiceps01.jpg

This is it now:
http://s783.photobucket.com/albums/yy119/banterlow/?action=view&current=IMG_0339.jpg

Sorry for using links to the images, but they seem to be too big to put in this post.
 

WARPIG

Arachnoangel
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Wow, what a contrast!?!?!?!?!

I have four and they tend to molt from almost black, to a dusky gray and back again, but never leaning towards brown.

I'm guessing something in its diet i.e. nutrients changed (strictly a guess), or just an anomaly and it will go back to dusky gray/black.

Very interesting, love to see her after next molt.

PIG-
 
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kenzie

Arachnosquire
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We don't have experience with Albiceps, but our Sabulosums will switch from black to brown all the time with their molts. Its just a color form thing. Vagans does the same thing. Sometimes its a small contrast, and other times it can be pretty extreme.
 

Barrington

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I realise that tarantulas may change slightly from moult to moult and so on, but it just seem strange that its only happened to the rear 2 pairs, with the first 2 still perfectly black
 
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