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Sling Premolt

TylerExotic

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Hey guys! Can anybody tell the difference between a really stuffed sling and one in premolt? Here is my new 3rd instar (I’m assuming) P. sazimai that a few days ago, ate half a mealworm and a huge Dubia drumstick within 24 hours. Premolt or just stuffed??
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Tarantulafeets

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Nope, not in premolt yet, because small slings are fairly translucent, their overall body turns darker. Here's an example with my O philippinus:

Normal:
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Premolt:
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Post molt:
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And also because they they are wearing clothes too tight for them, their chelicerae tends to stick out a bit more than usual when in premolt.
 

TylerExotic

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