View Full Version : I would have been worried....

01-08-2004, 02:04 PM
If not for this board. My G. rosea, Evelina, stopped eating last week. She used to woof down crickets like she was starving. She stopped eating and then began excavating a nice little burrow. This morning she was all webbed in. So I guess she's going to molt soon. Should I be concerned that she's going to molt in a confined area?

Also, Orange Bitey Thingies are which species???

Thanks! Happy New Year!

01-08-2004, 02:16 PM
I can atleast give you the answer to your second question:
OBT = Pterinochilus Murinus "Usambara" color phase, (or RCF, red color phase)


01-08-2004, 02:19 PM
Here is the link for a caresheet for the OBT


As far as being concerned about her webbing herself into her little hide away, I wouldnt be worried especially if she is close to molting, she just wants a little privacy. ;)


01-08-2004, 02:22 PM

Rosies are notorious for having odd eating habits. My old rosie would stop eating for months, then start eating again as she used to. With them it may or may not have to do with a moult, all you can do is just watch her, and offer a cricket every once in a while. If she has a bald spot keep an eye out for the color beneath. If it is pink or tan, may not be pre-moult. Dark brown or black... prepare for a moult.
It shouldn't be a problem for it to moult in a confined area, most do it without any issues.

OBT- Orange Bitey Things = Pterinochilus murinus
can also be called usambara, etc

Kelly (L_mac)

01-08-2004, 03:15 PM
So, you don't worry about them molting in a tight spot, but, how can you, or do you need to raise the humidity for the molt?

01-08-2004, 04:30 PM
My rosea used to moult inside of her webbed up hide.
Before she closed herself in she would take a long drink of water, I didn't alter any of the other environmental conditions.
She would stay holed up for 2-3 weeks, then come out shiney and new when she was ready.
As long as they have water to drink and conditions to their specifications, they are pretty good about taking care of themselves.
Its when you mess with them too much that problems can occur.

Kelly (L_mac)

01-10-2004, 08:47 PM
My old Grammostola r. would sometimes fast for over 6 months prior to molting. When molting was finished and she was ready, she ate like never before.

01-10-2004, 08:51 PM
Update: She's not molting. She's in there with an egg sac the size of a golf ball!!! =D

01-10-2004, 08:53 PM
That's great!

Congratulations and good luck! :D