Pre molt dark spot still there???

Spike

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MY A.Chalcodes just molted 24 hrs ago. The dark spot on her abdomen is still there??? AS if she were going to molt again?? Is this even possible molting 2 times in a row?? she went from 3/4 to about inch in a half ???? any thoughts??
 

MizM

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Give her some time to "harden up." Maybe a week or two. THEN worry if it's still there!
 

jezzy607

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The dark spot is a new patch of urticating hairs, that before the molt, was underneath the old exoskeleton. Eventually, it may kick the new ones off, and there will be a bald spot. When it is approaching its' next molt a new patch will grow underneath the old one, and because it may be bald, you will see the future urticating hairs as a dark spot......I hope I made some sense.
 

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I have to agree with jezzy607, most of my t's after they moult that is, still have a dark spot there, it is a new patch of urticiting hairs as jezzy607 stated. Most of the time when abdomens "darken" up it doesnt allways mean moulting is near, my rosea darkened up for 2 months, no moult. Today she ate a cricket, not all theories are right, but you know rosehairs always going against the rulebooks!


James
 

Spike

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MizM Do need to worry about feeding since its still a sling or is a week kind a like the standard
 

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Originally posted by Spike
Can you run that by me again sorry.:confused:
Check my post, hopefully that made sese!
Anyway he was saying that the "dark spot" on your moderatums abdomen is a new patch of hairs. And if you agitate the T, it will kick them at you and it will leave a bald spot. Then when it moults again it will replenish the bald spot with new hairs which makes it look darker! Hope that was better!


James
 

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Originally posted by Spike
MizM Do need to worry about feeding since its still a sling or is a week kind a like the standard

A week is a Standard time to wait, usually i wait untill the fangs harden up to a inky black, that is if you see its underside, i usually wait 4-5 days to a week. Good Luck!


James
 

Spike

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Thanks everyone for all your help =D I feel much more at ease lol
 
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