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  • HI Tom,

    any idea how long AFTER a molt an LP should start up eating again? Pickles is on his second week after his molt with nothing eaten yet and is getting very thin. Don't think he's going to starve himself to death or anything, just hoping there isn't an injury or illness I'm unaware of. Searching the threads for info but thought you might have some of your own.

    Blessins,

    Kelly
    Tomoran
    Tomoran
    HI, Kelly!

    Sorry for the delay!

    Generally, the larger the tarantula, the longer it will take to harden up after a molt. I just checked my notes, and the last time my female LP molted, it took her about two weeks before she took her first post-molt meal. At that point, she was about 4". I wouldn't worry too much (although I definitely get the anticipation!)

    All the best!

    Tom
    Hi Tom! Well, as if in response to my post to Martin today, Pickles rolled over and began his molt. But, that was some 3 hours ago now. How long should it take for an LP about 3.5-4" DSL to molt? And how will I know if it's not going well. I have the heat up and did mist it for a moment to help with humidity. Thanks darlin,

    Kelly
    Tomoran I need your advice once again please my friend!!!! I may just be panicking, yet again, small lol, but I'm not sure what is happening with Pickles, my LP now and I know you also have an LP and might know what is going on. Feel like offering a newbie a hand? We thank you. Oh, and do you know what "butt bobble" is???
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