No I have had him i think for a week or so.... maybe a week and a half and he had that when i got himI think at that size, probably not. Seeing darkness developing on the abdomen is only a sign of pre-molt in somewhat older Ts. The dark patch is the new exoskeleton developing underneath the current one. Your little guy is too young to have any color, so the new exoskeleton developing underneath wouldn't be black.
Did that dark bit just develop? If it's appeared suddenly, I could be wrong, but I've seen other young slings with the same dark bit on the abdomen. It just seems to be a stage of development, like the very first touch of color they get.
so basically put some small crickets in a blender? make em apple sauce like?In that picture you can see the sling has kicked off all its hairs on its abdomen...... so keep offering little prey items...... when that abdomen turns black a molt is near or when prey is refused a molt is proberly near as well.
And with small slings you actually can see the new exoskeleton developing. You will see the sling get really dark with dark lines streaking up the legs, as well as the abdomen getting dark.
At any size darkening of the abdomen means a molt is nearing. Sling,juvi, adult, the signs are pretty much the same.I think at that size, probably not. Seeing darkness developing on the abdomen is only a sign of pre-molt in somewhat older Ts.