What is on my G. Pulchripes?

gmrpnk21

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Hello all! I noticed something on my little G. Pulchripes that looks a bit reflective and flaky, and is mainly on part of it's abdomen. Any ideas?
p.s. it has also started making a little web in it's home, but is still eating regularly.

 

crawltech

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Thats its U-hair patch....U, as in urticating hairs...it normal:)
 

gmrpnk21

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Thanks guys, you rock! Is it normal for G. Pulchripes to eat right up to a molt?
 

Chris_Skeleton

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It's normal for slings to eat right up to a molt, even the day before. As they get bigger, they will start refusing food for longer periods of time before a molt.
 

gmrpnk21

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Awesome! Hopefully I am in for a treat soon then :). It is getting a darker abdomen, and it looks a bit shiny. As much as it eats, there should be a substantial growth!
 

gmrpnk21

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So the abdomen appears a bit darker, and it hasn't eaten in about a week now. It's still climbing to the top corner of it's container to get to the warmer spot of it's enclosure. It is plenty warm in there, and I am just hoping for a molt soon! Does anyone have any pictures of a G. pulchripes sling right before a molt?
 
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