- Apr 23, 2003
my usambara has shed again for the 2nd time since I got her in early march of this year, and I think this was her final molt, but how does one recognise maturity among spiders? also, she emerged from her shed still fat, (her abdomen is noticably lgr than her thorax) and w/o tibial hooks. she was eating days before the molt, and is 3-4 in long. i was surprised to find the molt, as she gave no warning. she also destroyed the abdominal portion of the molt before i could get her definitly sexed. please help?