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Webbing herself in?

shatteredpast7

Active Member
My AZ blonde has created a very thin webbing over her coconut entrance. I am wondering is this means anything? Is she too cold? Is she sick? About to molt? Idk. It's not a heavy web but it's enough to where if she comes out it would break. I cannot even capture the web on camera. Her enclosure has not been changed in anyway. The only thing she did recently is have 2 superworms because i ran out of crickets. It was her first meal with me.
 

Poppy2020

Well-Known Member
Tarantula Club Member
I have a juvie A. chalcodes and they made a dirt curtain in front of their hide like two months ago. I can see him/her when I look under the enclosure— just hanging out being a spider. I think this is common for this species? I’ve found info on it anyway. Sort of a hibernation mode. I know they will web an entrance too if they’re getting ready to molt.
 

timc

Well-Known Member
3 Year Member
Don’t be in any hurry to see that spider either. I have a 3/4 inch sling that’s been in premolt since August and I wouldn’t be surprised if it still is by this coming August lol
 

shatteredpast7

Active Member
Best pic i could get. Its hard to see the webbing so i circled it. She has been in for a week now. Would there be any changes in her appearance before molt? She is a dark color aren't they usually light in color before? I know nothing.
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Poppy2020

Well-Known Member
Tarantula Club Member
Best pic i could get. Its hard to see the webbing so i circled it. She has been in for a week now. Would there be any changes in her appearance before molt? She is a dark color aren't they usually light in color before? I know nothing.View attachment 54080
Yes, their bums will turn dark and get shiny in premolt. Overall color will be dull and legs will thin out a bit. That looks like normal ‘do not disturb’ web lining to me. A. chalcodes are notorious for long periods of fasting too. I wouldn’t worry.
 
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