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genious_gr

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I spotted some mold on the piece of wood my T.Blondie used as a shelter it was just above the spider... I took it of asap and then saw some black spots on the spider's abdoment.. I took the spider out and now she is resting in a small plastic container on some new soil. What should I do????? Here are a couple of links to photos of the situation.....

www.geocities.com/genious_gr/spots

www.geocities.com/genious_gr/Mold

Please help I am sooooo worried, this is my fist and only T':8o
 

Vys

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In anticipation of the eventual question : You have to copy-paste the link location, simply clicking won't work; geocities power.

Sorry I can't help with your situation though, hope she isn't moldy :/
 

deifiler

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heres what I'd do:

1) if possible, apply petroleum jelly (or vaseline is the brand name) to the areas - mould needs to respire, this jelly will stop respiration, and destroy the mould.. dont cover the booklungs :p

2) raise temperature and humidty, and feed more, in order to provoke an early moult.. if the spider is big though this may take a long time..

hope they help... you could resort to 3 minutes or so in the refridgerator to destroy the mould, the T will be fine, just a little slow and weary
 

genious_gr

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So those black spots are mold?????

The spider hasn't been eating for a long time, and I was hoppin she would molt....

Should I be worried about her, or is she goin to be fine????
 

Nikos

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not nessecarily it has to be mold...
could be marks caused due to hair flicking????

the vaseline trick is risky if you're not doing it right.

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Lycanthrope

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are these black spots like raised bumps over the skin, or do they seem under the skin and kind of pigmentary? a tarantulas abdomen will slowly turn black as it gets really close to a molt. are you sure this isnt what is happening?
 

genious_gr

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Originally posted by Lycanthrope
are these black spots like raised bumps over the skin, or do they seem under the skin and kind of pigmentary? a tarantulas abdomen will slowly turn black as it gets really close to a molt. are you sure this isnt what is happening?
She has never molted before so I don't know how it is like when it molts. They don't look like "raised bumps over the skin" they just look like areas of black skin..
 
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