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feeding after molt

Discussion in 'Avicularia' started by meag, May 4, 2017.

  1. meag

    meag New Member

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    how long should i wait to feed my avicularia after it molted? it didnt eat for over a month before it molted so i feel like it has to be hungry so i want to feed it but do i need to wait more than a few days? it molted a week ago today
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    MassExodus Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    It should be safe to feed after a week. The really large spiders may wait a month before they'll take prey, but those are the bigger, older spiders.
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    WolfSpider Well-Known Member

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    Concur with Mass. Experts say you can feed a T when the fangs harden and turn black. But, I think that can be near impossible on a small fast spider.
    I guess if the spider is an adult or sub-adult and doesn't spend its life hiding, you can always check the fangs.
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