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Chaco Golden Knee

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Hi guys, I'm a bit worried at the moment. My Tarantula has not been eating for approx. 8 months now, at first I thought maybe she was fasting, but now 8 months... About a month ago I gave her a roach, at first she didn't do nothing, after she went slowly on the roach, (he was playing dead) and grabbed him. After a little while, she let him go, altough found him dead couple of days later. And recently she started going up the walls and going up and down, when normally she used to sit on the ground. Any ideas of what maybe is happening to her? She is still not an adult, maybe 2 years old
 

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Teresaisrad

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Hi guys, I'm a bit worried at the moment. My Tarantula has not been eating for approx. 8 months now, at first I thought maybe she was fasting, but now 8 months... About a month ago I gave her a roach, at first she didn't do nothing, after she went slowly on the roach, (he was playing dead) and grabbed him. After a little while, she let him go, altough found him dead couple of days later. And recently she started going up the walls and going up and down, when normally she used to sit on the ground. Any ideas of what maybe is happening to her? She is still not an adult, maybe 2 years old
Sounds a lot like my A seemani, my G rosea also went 12 months without eating at one point as well sometimes spiders just do weird things. My only advice is to dump in a ton more substrate just in case it would like to burrow. Id make it meet the ventilation line and doors. Also, keep offering food and maybe different types. My seemani will only eat crickets and always drops roaches. Others will not accept meal worms.
 

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Sounds a lot like my A seemani, my G rosea also went 12 months without eating at one point as well sometimes spiders just do weird things. My only advice is to dump in a ton more substrate just in case it would like to burrow. Id make it meet the ventilation line and doors. Also, keep offering food and maybe different types. My seemani will only eat crickets and always drops roaches. Others will not accept meal worms.
concur. She has a nice booty, she is fine. Keep a water dish available at all times....she will snap out of it.
 

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Too tall for a fall with a booty that phat

keep the water bowl full and consider adding some substrate to reduce free climbing height
 

WolfSpider

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Ok so you all guys think it's normal for her? No need to worry? Just add more substrate and that's it?
Yup. Best guess, she was slightly overfed initially, stopped eating and will resume when she is ready.
 

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