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Molting or dying?


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My tarantula has been laying in this position for a few days and I’m not sure if it is molting or dying? She’s wedged between the wall and a rock and her abdomen is just laying on the ground. See pics. What do you think? She’s 3 years old and I’ve never actually seen her molt. Has always just done it over night. So I’m concerned that she’s been laying like that for multiple days without moving and also that she’s not on her back.


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G. pulchripes? Mine is always wedging and squeezing itself around its cork bark in a similar fashion. The butt looks like it’s ready to molt from the pictures.


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That does not look good. Too many days now that she did not move. :(

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