Tiny black spots all over abdomen of A.seemani

starvinmarvin

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A op on Reddit posted this picture of a tarantula he was given and he was concerned about the balding and black spots ,the balding I assume is from extreme stress caused by the previous owners but I can’t find anything on what the black spots could be

I did manage to find something similar and I assume it’s a extreme case of scabbing as a result of kicking hairs but I’m still open to opinions on what it might be
 

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Conor10

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I would say this is from kicking hairs and I have seen some spots like that on a bald t, but there was not this many. As long as it is active it should go away in the next molt
 

justanotherTkeeper

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Inadequate conditions and hair kicking can lead to a nearly bald abdomen like this.

What's throwing me is the yellowing of the abdomen. Never seen that before
 

Vanessa

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I can’t find anything on what the black spots could be
I did manage to find something similar and I assume it’s a extreme case of scabbing as a result of kicking hairs but I’m still open to opinions on what it might be
Exoskeletons do not 'scab'. They aren't flesh and tarantulas do not have any hemolymph clotting abilities.
 
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