Hello everyone, my name is John. I'm still very new to caring for tarantulas. I got my first one (unsexed Brachypelma albopilosum) about a month and a half ago and have been watching its activity closely. While I'm here, I would like to ask about balding/molting. The brachypelma albopilosum I have has had a large bald spot on its abdomen since shortly after I took it home. It hasn't been flicking hairs. Along with the bald spot, it has refused meals and burrows (burrowing only started in the past couple of weeks). I want to say it's in premolt but I've read that balding and refusing meals can also mean it's sick. How can I tell if it's just in premolt as opposed to being sick, I guess is my question. Anyway, yeah, I'm John, I hope I can learn more about my species as well as others and make friends here. Sorry for adding such a long question to my introduction! Peace.