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G. Pulchra missing both spinnerets?

melodie

New Member
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2
Location
New Mexico
I just picked up this (suspect male) juvie g. Pulchra - my very first T! I just noticed today that it doesn't seem to have spinnerets... Is this cause for concern?

He seems ok - digging, responsive (although I haven't tried feeding him yet), filling his water dish with substrate :rolleyes:
I've seen quite a few posts about a single spinneret, but haven't seen any posts about none.
Since this is my first T I'm in uncharted territory. So any advice would be appreciated!

Hard to get a good pic - the brown stuff is a piece of substrate.
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ThePog

Active Member
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47
Location
Southern California
If he has no spinnerets then it shouldn’t really hinder his ability to live and eat. The only issue I see is creating web mats or poss making a holistic but he could potentially still live without the spinnerets. I also don’t believe that they are missing. You should look extremely close because they could just be tucked up on his abdomen.
 

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