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Curly Hair question

Discussion in 'Brachypelma' started by Dustin Amack, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. Dustin Amack

    Dustin Amack Well-Known Member

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    I've recently obtained a curly hair and have had a very difficult time getting it to eat. I've been trying small isopods since the T is only about 1in. I am also going to try small pinheads when they arrive. Is this genus usually a stubborn eater or are they known to fast often?
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Brachypelma albopilosum are not normally problem feeders. At 1" it should be able to catch and eat small crickets
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    Premolt?

    Temperature?

    (Many just keep them at room temperature and it's safe, but at 80 degrees, all my critters are much more lively AND much less finicky eaters)

    Use a non contacting heat source, never at the bottom of the cage, side or top, conservative settings of course.
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    Dustin Amack Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the advice. I have it at room temp. I do use a small space heater to gain a little extra heat for them (definitely not over 80°). I have been trying small isopods for feeders and have tried both tweezer feeding as well as allowing it to find it itself. So far no luck. Possible pre-molt could be the case. I'll keep trying. Thanks again.
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    I hope your Curly is eating readily by now .. but if not ... mine love mealworms and small-medium Dubia roaches ... always eat!
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    Isopods aren't the best food for slings. Try a cricket or grasshopper, or a roach.
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    Shave the curly hairs into a nice neat V , that's my advice. Go with the classic ;)
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    Wrong forum?
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