What is this spot?

Lor&Chris

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She came out of a molt and she had this white spot on her. No idea what it is, wondering if anyone knows what it is?



 
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SentinelPokie

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Bald spot

I think when it molted some of the new hair attached to the molt and left a bald spot
 

Vespula

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Yep. I agree. It's a bald spot. Beautiful spider, by the way. :D
 

sparular

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It looks like there is a bead of hemolymph ("blood") at one end of the bald spot. If this is the case, it means that it suffered a rupture from an imperfect molt, a fall, or a nibble from a prey item.
It doesn't look too serious but watch to see if it oozes more. If it does, you may need to staunch the bleeding and possibly put her in an ICU. If she appears to be stable, just make sure to provide lots of fresh water and wait a few days to feed her.
Keith
 

Kris-wIth-a-K

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she's cool.. Just got a little dry spot on her from the molt and ripped out some hairs.
 

Travis K

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All you can really do is wait and see how it does. IMO, it looks fine but time will tell. Nice pics BTW, and nice T.

Cheers,
 

x Mr Awesome x

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It doesn't at all look like a blad spot but more like a color irregularity. The hair is clearly there but white. I had a B albiceps do this too. One spot that's white. I'm sure next molt both our t's will have their normal coloration back.
 

xhexdx

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It's amazing how many people are so certain that they know what it is...

The only one here who I think is even remotely close to being right is Mr. Awesome.

I'd like to see some pictures with a better focus on the spot itself.
 

Arachnoholic420

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It doesn't at all look like a blad spot but more like a color irregularity. The hair is clearly there but white. I had a B albiceps do this too. One spot that's white. I'm sure next molt both our t's will have their normal coloration back.
It's amazing how many people are so certain that they know what it is...

The only one here who I think is even remotely close to being right is Mr. Awesome.

I'd like to see some pictures with a better focus on the spot itself.
I thought they where talking about Homer Simpson:?..... :D

Definitely not a bald spot... i can see the hairs on that pic....


Peace!!!
 

tarantulagooroo

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I am not sure it that is T blood or not? but It does have hair on it, I know! you have an albino spidey! lol
 

Falk

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I tought the hemoglyph on the corkbark was silocone
 

xhexdx

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I tought the hemoglyph on the corkbark was silocone
Ah, I didn't even see that until you mentioned where it was.

If that is haemolymph, that's a lot for a spider that size to lose at once.
 

jbm150

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Your T sees dead spiders ;)


Gorgeous pulchra! It doesn't look like anything to worry about, just a little miscoloring...for some reason. Kind of gives it a little personality, different from the norm :)
 
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