Sort of a bald spot? And sexing

VickyChaiTea

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But not a normal spot. It doesn't look like the bald spot Ts get when they flick hairs, it kinda looks like a scab really. I was taking pictures to see if anyone could give me a guess at her sex when I noticed it. So, what's with the spot, is she a she, and a bonus question, is she in premolt? I really don't know what color a rosehair is supposed to be when NOT in premolt, so I don't have much to go by.

"Bald" spot on bottom and ventral sexing shots (G. rosea) :




Odd scab like something on her rump. Is this what the hairs look like when they grow back or something?
 

xhexdx

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Female.

Not sure what the spot is, wait till she molts to see if it goes away.

Hard to say if she's in premolt without a typical bald spot to go by. Just keep her dry and offer her food every couple weeks, and she'll molt when she's ready. They can go a very long time without eating and without molting.

Don't forget they typically flip on their backs to molt.
 

aquaArachnid

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That's why Rosea's are my favorite.. Very interesting to watch/keep tabs on
 

hassman789

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could the bal spot on the bottom of the abdomen mabey be a scar of some sort? (just a geuss)
 

VickyChaiTea

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Thank you for mentioning that xhexdx! Tarantulas molt differently than other inverts, most never go on their backs like that.

I will offer her food less often (currently giving 6 once every two weeks) and monitor her.
 
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