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paassatt

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that you've had a T have a shiny, dark rump like this one? I noticed the abdomen was black last Wednesday (15 December) and was really expecting a molt at the latest by Friday or Saturday. Here we are Monday morning, still no T on its back. I knew it might take a week or so, but was really hoping for a molt a couple days after the black showed up.

 

curiousme

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6 days is the longest I have taken note of. It will molt though, so just keep playing the waiting game. :)

After it molts though,(and have waited a week or so) you might want to add some more substrate to that enclosure to help prevent injury from a fall. A good rule of thumb is a legspan and a half from the top of the substrate to the top of the enclosure. :)
 

paassatt

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6 days is the longest I have taken note of. It will molt though, so just keep playing the waiting game. :)

After it molts though,(and have waited a week or so) you might want to add some more substrate to that enclosure to help prevent injury from a fall. A good rule of thumb is a legspan and a half from the top of the substrate to the top of the enclosure. :)
I've definitely been thinking of adding more, but I was waiting for the upcoming molt. I don't want to stress the little bugger out anymore than it is right now with all the changes going on in its body underneath this soon to be old exterior.
 

Moltar

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It will molt soon. There is a 98% probability that it will molt while you are either at school/work or sleeping. They deliberately molt when we're not looking just to mess with us.
 

bobusboy

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My G. rosea has had a very dark patch on her abdomen for about 3 months now. She isnt kicking hairs so I doubt she will molt soon.

PS: she also hasnt eaten in 4 months.
 

curiousme

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My G. rosea has had a very dark patch on her abdomen for about 3 months now. She isnt kicking hairs so I doubt she will molt soon.

PS: she also hasnt eaten in 4 months.
Is it shiny like the pic though and how big is you G. rosea?
 

Redneck

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I had a male L. parahybana with a shiny abdomen just like the OP's T... He stayed shiny & black for almost a month... He was 4"..
 

skippy

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i've had them stay like that for well over a month before... i have a theraphosa sp that has had a black abdomen for over 3 weeks now, it's beginning to irritate me:mad:
 

losct2381

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I had a g rosea like that for about a month and a cople of days it drove me crazy. I would St my alarm for the middle of the night to check even thought to get a one of those Internet video cam sets they sell in Costco so I could check thru my phone while I was at work. But my wife fliped out telling me I was crazy and had arachnid OCD lol. But dude it'll happen soon it looks like but hey we never know I got a t- spinipes in pre molt for like 2 months now won't eat and is very lazy almost looks like it's dieng sometimes but he's done this before so I'm calm
 

curiousme

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I realized after re-reading, that I did not state the sizes of the Ts I was using as my measuring stick and since they have all been spiderlings and small juvies, that should probably have been included. :eek:
 
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