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  • Ewert Bellingan created a new topic ' Bug ID please' in the forum.

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  • Ewert Bellingan replied to the topic 'B vagans moult' in the forum.

    Thought I'd give an update on this. Guess I've been doing something right because 1 year, 2 months later this guy is still going. Seems like he might be immortal...
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  • Ewert Bellingan created a new topic ' Spider ID please' in the forum.

    Please ID this spider please...
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  • Ewert Bellingan replied to the topic 'B vagans moult' in the forum.

    That's somewhat of a surprise... I'm always bragging about how nice and big he's getting. I knew males were short lived but this guy isn't even quite 2 years old? It's somewhat sad actually but I guess such is the life of a spider...

    Thanks for the replies.
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  • Ewert Bellingan replied to the topic 'B vagans moult' in the forum.

    The pedipalps seem to have been amputated and there is some deformity of the front pair of legs... Is this a major concern or will it return to normal on the subsequent molt? I'm guessing this might cause difficulty in catching pray so should I move it out of the big enclosure into a smaller, unfurnished tub where 'hunting' would be easier until its better?
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  • Ewert Bellingan replied to the topic 'B vagans moult' in the forum.

    It's about 9cm legspan. Humidity was low at 50% due to me trusting cheap Exo Terra hygrostat but its up now to 80% and monitoring with digital. Temp drops to around 21C at night. It last ate on Friday.
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  • Ewert Bellingan replied to the topic 'B vagans moult' in the forum.

    It's not looking much better this morning... Still very weak and not looking to have any leg strength...
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  • Ewert Bellingan created a new topic ' B vagans moult' in the forum.

    My redrump started moulting last night and seemed to be finished when I woke this morning. It however seemed very 'weak', sitting with its legs in all funny directions when I arrived home after work. It seems slightly better now that I'm tiping this but still not very steady on its feet.

    Is this normal 'fatigue' after a moult? How long on average does it take for them to recover? Or is there some other problem?
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  • Ewert Bellingan created a new topic Growth Rate in the forum.

    Hi. I got a B smithi, B vagans and B boehmei at the same time and they were roughly the same size (vagans slightly bigger). I've been housing them in exactly the same conditions and feeding the same. The vagans and boehmei have been growing beautifully but the smithi seems to be lagging behind... The vagans is about 3x and the boehmei 2x the size of the smithi. Is this difference in growth rate related to species differences or is their some other factors I need to look at?
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