Worried about A. Chalcodes sling

RepugnantOoze

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Hey, my A. Chalcodes sling is a lot lighter today than usual. I've read they usually get darker and burrow during premolt. But my guy is lighter (from what i can tell) and out in the open. I'm terribly worried I've made a mistake with raising him.
 
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Venom1080

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it may have molted. they get darker bit by bit every molt, Aphonopelma dont always burrow in captivity.
 

RepugnantOoze

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Thanks. I know not to disturb him to much. Should there be any warnings signs I should look for in the mean time?
 

BobBarley

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If hes unhealthy or dying. Hes never been very active or skittish and it seems even lazier now.
Lol, you are worrying too much. ;) T's in general are very hardy. Warning signs I guess, would be a shriveled abdomen, however that shouldn't happen with sufficient hydration.
 

RepugnantOoze

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Thats very possibly true haha. Lemme just chill out. He does seem a lil fatter now that i look at him :)
 
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