Weird thing on abdomen

Braulio Paz

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Hello everyone.

Tonight I noticed something on my tarantula. There's a little "wound", I think, where the pedicel is. What do you all think? I've never noticed it so pronounced before and I'm worried :/
 

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I have several questions: Is she still acting normal? Has anything happened to her lately? Has she fallen? Is there liquid dripping anywhere? Is she still eating?
I don't see anything that looks too off... I believe that lengthening of the pedicel can be one of the many signs of premolt, but I'm not sure... Maybe add some more pictures?
 

Vanessa

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I don't see anything unusual. It looks to me to be a normal pedicel. She's very chubby, so her abdomen is hanging down and as a result more of the pedicel is visible, but I don't see anything 'wrong'.
 

spideyspinneret78

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I agree with Vanessa. Everything looks normal from what I can see. I wouldn't worry about it.
 

Rigor Mortis

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Agree with @Vanessa. I'd make sure you have PLENTY of substrate in her enclosure as even a small fall for a spider this large could be bad.
 
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