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Brachypelma Albopilosum

nyteovvl

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Hi all, been a long time since I posted a question. This situation bothers me a little. My curly hair,Penelope, molted annually about the same time of year, the first two years I had her. This year shes gone about 5 months overdue from the annual date last year and still no molt. As adults, dont they molt yearly? She has lost a leg segment ( I have no clue how that happened ) and shes flicked off most of the hairs off her abdomen because I have a cat ( not allowed in my room but he manages to sneak in ) that sits next to the tank to stare her down. He hasn't been in there for a few months but my beautiful little girl still won't molt and I don't want her dying from not molting like my previous Rose Hair did. Any ideas?
 

Arachnoclown

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Hi all, been a long time since I posted a question. This situation bothers me a little. My curly hair,Penelope, molted annually about the same time of year, the first two years I had her. This year shes gone about 5 months overdue from the annual date last year and still no molt. As adults, dont they molt yearly? She has lost a leg segment ( I have no clue how that happened ) and shes flicked off most of the hairs off her abdomen because I have a cat ( not allowed in my room but he manages to sneak in ) that sits next to the tank to stare her down. He hasn't been in there for a few months but my beautiful little girl still won't molt and I don't want her dying from not molting like my previous Rose Hair did. Any ideas?
No they don't molt annually. My 20 year old Grammostola porteri molts about every 6 years now. The older they get the longer between molts.
 

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