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New and nervous!

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by babybluespider, Jul 10, 2018 at 6:33 PM.

  1. babybluespider

    babybluespider New Member

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    Hi from Colorado! I am the relatively new parent of greenbottle blue. She is my first ever T and I love her! I got her from a shop so I can't be sure how old she is but she's definitely still growing. I have gone from feeding her one cricket a week to two or three after her last molt and I just want to make sure that she's a happy healthy girl. I figured I would appeal to the experts! If anyone has any advice about taking care of my girl it would be much appreciated (especially maybe about the unhappy little patch on her bum? I read that spiders do that when they're stressed, is there anything I can do for her? )
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    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Welcome to the group. She looks great. I don't see a bald patch at all. Gbbs have urticating hairs that look goldish mixed in with the orange...maybe that's what your noticing. She may also be placing her hairs where she's comfortable or a spot where she's going to molt. It's a natural thing for them to do to discourage pests and predators.
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    Hello and welcome. I've got three of these, but I've only had them a short time, so I'll be reading all the advice you get. :)
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Hi and welcome to the hobby and forum.:)
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    Welcome to the forum! :)
    That's a great looking spider you have there.
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    Sorry I took so long to send a picture...busy at work. You can see here in this breeding picture of mine these two are freshly molted and don't flick hairs yet they both look bald. If you look really closely you can see it's actually urticating hairs. I feed mine 3-4 crickets every 2 weeks...their adults though. Yours looks like a juvenile so 2-3 crickets a week is plenty...mine love to drink water so make sure you have a deep dish.
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    LC72uk Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome to the Group....................LC72UK:):T:
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