pre molt?

shubi

Arachnopeon
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Good evening again!

I got a smithi juv wich is about 2inch between legs. Lately it has started acting strange. It just lays there, in the middle of the cage and does not move. I saw this yestoday, and before that it had spent like 2 days under the cork with both entrances coverd with dirt.
It has also lost a lot of hair on the abdomen, and that spot is pink.

Do you think it is pre molt or anything else?

Thanks!
 

Mina

Arachnoking
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You will know that they are really in premoult when the bare pink spot turns dark. Depending on where you are, your T could just be slowing down a little due to the cold.
And you may just have a calmer smithi. They don't move around all of the time.
 

shubi

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it is a calm one. but not llike this. the thing is that it doesnt even respond when i mist the cage, it just lays there without movement. well a litlle. but not as much as before...

temp should not be a prob, it stays around 75-80,.
 

Mushroom Spore

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Don't mist the cage, as far as I know these are dry-loving Ts.

And what do you expect? Tarantulas NEVER MOVE if they can help it. If it's not moving, it's happy and healthy and you're doing it right.
 
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