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Are my slings in Pre-Molt?

JaiTarantula

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Hi guys I've had T's for a long time but only from Juvie stage. I'd decided to have a shot at raising slings. I just need your guys opinions on whether there in premolt or not.
Cheers Guys
Jai :)
 

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SullivanC

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Did you try feeding them recently? if they are not eating they are probably in premolt or fasting but either way I would keep half of the substrate moist and if they are large enough and have water dish I would keep them full at all times and just wait for them to molt if they are in premolt
 

JaiTarantula

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Did you try feeding them recently? if they are not eating they are probably in premolt or fasting but either way I would keep half of the substrate moist and if they are large enough and have water dish I would keep them full at all times and just wait for them to molt if they are in premolt
Yeah i provide them still with a prekilled prey and a clean water dish, and just moisten the side opposite to their burrow. I then take out any uneaten prey item after 24hrs.
 

JaiTarantula

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Do you like using coconut fiber substrate? :)
I use Coir substrate with a bit of reptile sand mixed in. Used it for all my previous T's and has work
Some people are highly against people using coconut fiber substrate for tarantulas but what is your thoughts on that? :)
I mean i dont see the issue but you just need to make sure that you dont over do it with moisture because of mold but my T's have always had no issues. I suppose its also down to where the T's are kept are other factors
 
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