3 Year Member
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Greetings all, I am posting this thread in regards to my Pink Zebra Beauty and her extended fast. When I first purchased her, she was very active, almost constantly walking around her terrarium, drinking water, and even setting up shop in her home by digging ditches in the sphagnum peat moss. She ate the first 5 crickets I gave to her with in a 2 week period, she was continually active then all of a sudden, I found her hanging out in her log for extended periods of time, only emerging to drink out of her water bowl occasionally. I continued to offer her crickets for the past 3 moths and she has refused all of them. All she has been doing is turning in circles here and there, she has not spun a web mat on the floor and she refuses to come out of her log but only to drink water. This is the first Pink Zebra beauty I have ever had and I am wondering if it is the Eupalaestrus genus that takes quite a long duration of time to prepare to molt. She is 3 inches in leg length, her legs and carpace are growing pale in color and her abdomen is darkening. Could there potentially be a medical problem with her or should I just continue to wait patiently for her impending molt? Any knowledge will help. Thank you all and God bless you!