Should I be concerned?

KezyGLA

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So this is the first time seeing this SAF C. cyaneopubescens in a while.

I saw some blackish muck stuck on her sternum. I have never seen this before. Is this just waste from a recent meal maybe? Or is it something I should be worried about?

She is on 100% dry eco earth so its not the sub.

Any help is much appreciated

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FishermanSteve

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Is there any substrate in the water dish? She could've got some on her while getting a drink.
 

AphonopelmaTX

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The cuticle that makes up the sternum is malformed. Must have molted recently if this spider had a normal sternum before. Another molt or two can will correct this though.
 
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KezyGLA

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She last moulted beginning of October last year. I never noticed it before. I was worried it may be some sort of parasite. Paranoia sets deep when it comes to my Chromatopelmas. I hadnt seen anything like it before. Thankyou
 
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