Possible Sling molt?

Bjorgly

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Hi all, my 1 inch G.pulchra sling's normally good appetite has deminished, it wont eat anything...and also it is turned a generally darker color over all. Its legs which used to be almost clear have blackened up. When should i expect a molt? How much bigger will it probabaly get? ive never had a sling before let alone one molt under my care

thanks!

Mark
 

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Hey Bjorgly,
This is the only time I've been able to say this! Everyone ready?! I've come far in the Tarantula world my friends. Here we go:
In my experience (I've never said that before) I'd say give it a week to two weeks. Peso denied food a week and a half before he moulted. since the moult he's been eating like crazy.
Paul
 

Bjorgly

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Thanks Paul, maybe ill stop feeding for a week or so and if still no molt ill try feed again

Mark
 

King_Looey

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Im sure a molt is immanent, dont feed it. Or if you do, keep a close eye on her.
 

Immortal_sin

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pppsssstttt....
Hey Rookie...you are now going to have to change your nickname ;)=D
 

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Haha
I don't know if I can ever change my name. I still don't know plenty, and someone got upset when I only changed my avatar! The name stays...for now. :)
Paul, er...i mean...the Rookie
 

Tranz

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Originally posted by Bjorgly
Hi all, my 1 inch G.pulchra sling's normally good appetite has deminished, it wont eat anything...and also it is turned a generally darker color over all. Its legs which used to be almost clear have blackened up. When should i expect a molt? How much bigger will it probabaly get? ive never had a sling before let alone one molt under my care

thanks!

Mark
Mine stopped eating for 10 days before molt. Also, it got pretty sluggish. I wouldn't even try to feed it anymore before it molts.

I'd say it'll get 25 to 30% bigger.
 
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