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PostSubject: need help on my Brachypelma boehmei..   1/5/2010, 11:50 pm

my 5' female boehmei not eating and it abdomen look dark and dry... it hardly move.. is she going to die or she is molting soon?
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PostSubject: Re: need help on my Brachypelma boehmei..   1/6/2010, 1:23 am

That's premolt. The bald spot just means she's a flicker, but when it's dark, that's the new hairs developing underneath the exo.

Just bump the humidity a bit and she'll be fine. Smile

If you spot her upside-down and not moving, that's just the molting -- ignore her at this stage and don't feed her until her fangs are completely black again, which may be a week or two.

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PostSubject: Re: need help on my Brachypelma boehmei..   1/6/2010, 1:27 am

Mr. Mordax wrote:
That's premolt. The bald spot just means she's a flicker, but when it's dark, that's the new hairs developing underneath the exo.

Just bump the humidity a bit and she'll be fine. Smile

If you spot her upside-down and not moving, that's just the molting -- ignore her at this stage and don't feed her until her fangs are completely black again, which may be a week or two.

i find her movely very slowly, if i poke her legs, she will start to move abit.. not active at all.. i scare a death curl coming up... i have a water dish for it and mist at a corner in my setup..
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PostSubject: Re: need help on my Brachypelma boehmei..   1/6/2010, 1:30 am

Stop poking her. Just leave her be in her tank without disturbances. It sounds like she's very close and will molt any day now.

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PostSubject: Re: need help on my Brachypelma boehmei..   1/6/2010, 1:42 am

Mr. Mordax wrote:
Stop poking her. Just leave her be in her tank without disturbances. It sounds like she's very close and will molt any day now.

ok... thanks for ya info and hope she is doing fine...
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PostSubject: Re: need help on my Brachypelma boehmei..   1/9/2010, 12:00 am

she molted last night...


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PostSubject: Re: need help on my Brachypelma boehmei..   1/10/2010, 5:00 am

Told ya! Razz

Congrats on the nice molt. I've never seen one that was so obviously female!

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