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Chaco golden knee won't eat!!!

Discussion in 'Grammostola' started by Tayler0203, May 28, 2017.

  1. Tayler0203

    Tayler0203 New Member

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    I've had my Chaco golden knee for about 4 months now, and she is still extremely skittish, and I haven't seen her eat, and I'm starting to get worried. I TRY to feed her four adult pinhead crickets once a week, but she refuses to have anything to do with them. I end up having to remove the crickets after a day has gone by and she hasn't touched them!! I've been reading and I've read that t's don't eat while they're in premolt, but I don't know any of the signs of premolt :( I was looking at her in her cage and I shined my phone flashlight at her abdomen and noticed that there was a shiny beige patch underneath the hair. Does this indicate premolt?? Anyways, if anyone could help me with her feeding issues that would be great!
  2. Nicolas C

    Nicolas C Well-Known Member

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    Hello Tayler. I assume your G pulchripes is a sling if you feed it pinheads (or: what is an adult pinhead?) or is it an adult? Four months is nothing for an adult...

    To help us help you, we need some more informations:
    - size of your T
    - a picture of the enclosure and of the T (specially the abdomen but also the two pedipalps if it's an adult)
    - what are the temps / humidity / substrate / where is the enclosure in the room (next to a window?)



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  3. LC72uk

    LC72uk Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi,
    A sure sign if your G pulchripes is in pre molt she will start to lay a small Web mat to flip over on to when she molts.:):T:
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    kormath Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    depends on size maybe? mine didn't start laying a web mat till about 1 or 1.5 inches DLS. It would molt in it's burrow before that size. Then again, it may have made a mat in the burrow i couldn't see :)

    That made me scratch my head also :)
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