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A little worried...

Discussion in 'Tarantula Feeding and Feeder Insects' started by Azi, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. Azi

    Azi New Member

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    Hey guys,

    I'm a little worried for my T at the moment, Its an acanthoscurria geniculata (Brazilian white knee) and it molted 10 days ago, judging from what I've gathered in the forums, T's usually start to feed again 7 days after molting, yet its been 10 days for mine, this wouldn't have concerned me much if it was a T that's known to be a fussy eater like what i've read about the rose hair, however this species is known to be voracious predator with a bottomless well for an stomach, Heck a month before it went into premolt it wanted to literally eat every 24 hours. All i would like to know is if this is common behaviour with this specific species in question, would love to hear the thoughts of veteran white knee owners.

    Thank you.
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    ALD Active Member

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    I would just keep trying. I wouldn't stress. They can go without food for a while. If all other conditions are fine all should be well.
  3. Arachnoclown

    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member Premium Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    If it's a larger T it could be a month or more after molting till it eats. After molting water is more important than food...dont worry it will eat again.
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    Dave Jay Well-Known Member

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    I'm still new to keeping tarantulas, but I know that unless the abdomen looks very small and thin there's no need to worry, not that it stops me worrying though!
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    I just posted something about Ts teaching patience and helping me with anxiety. This is an example hahaha. Learning not to worry about eating. It's hard for me. I understand where you are coming from. ItllI be fine though.
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