Do Ts typically lose weight after a molt? My a. avic seems to be doing great, but her abdomen is getting really skinny, and I don't think she'll be ready for a cricket for another week or so. Is this normal?
It's normal , just a transfer of fluids that the spider use to "inflate" and stretch the legs and else, that's how they gain volume. Hemolymph is pumped in the legs before they harden, that's how they grow in size!!! Also, the shrinking of the abdomen helps shedding the old skin attached to it.