Tarantula was NOT in premolt after all -_-

Moakmeister

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Some of you may remember my thread from a little while ago where I expressed worry that my G. pulchripes wasn't drinking water, instead hiding in her burrow due to premolt. Annoyingly, she ended up covering the back viewport of her enclosure so I couldn't see her for ten whole days. I thought for sure she would molt by then, but guess what?
S H E ' S N O T I N P R E M O L T
Yesterday, she uncovered the viewport again, and she still had the same peachy bald spot on her abdomen, and hadn't molted. It was then that I realized that @cold blood had the correct guess: her enclosure was just too big. So thanks for making me worry about your safety, ya dumb spider.
Anyway, I have moved her into a proper sized enclosure: a deli cup. She seems happy in her new home and has eaten a mealworm. I'm glad I get to see my little lady out in the open <3
 

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Venom1080

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a little too open, why no hide?
i use those black film canisters for cages like that.
 

cold blood

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cold blood said it would be okay. He gets annoyed by the T's plugging up their hides apparently
I don't get annoyed...I could care less, its just what they all seem to do. Like 2% of them used a burrow or hide at my house.:) They do move things around a lot though, and I said that in time, regardless of what I did, they basically ended up looking exactly like your set up. Yeah, its just fine.:)

Glad it snatched that mealworm for you.
 

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I love having batches from the same sac. One out of CB's slings has decided that it is an obligate burrower, the rest understand that they're a Grammy. Wildly different molt rates as well, as half of mine are a full two molts behind the other half.

Side note. I miss the cute Gyarados, @Moakmeister :(
 

Moakmeister

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I love having batches from the same sac. One out of CB's slings has decided that it is an obligate burrower, the rest understand that they're a Grammy. Wildly different molt rates as well, as half of mine are a full two molts behind the other half.

Side note. I miss the cute Gyarados, @Moakmeister :(
I might bring it back ;)
 
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