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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Azi, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. Azi

    Azi New Member

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    I'm new both here and in the hobbie, got myself Brazilian white knee juvenile and have fallen absolutely in love with it! will share pics as soon as i can, it recently molted 3 days ago so i think i should feed it either today or tommorow. hello everyone ^_^
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    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member Premium Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Welcome to the group. Nice spider to start out with in the hobby. I'd wait at least a week or until you notice it's fangs are black before feeding it.
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Hello and welcome to the forum and the hobby:). I agree with what @Arachnoclown says about waiting a bit longer before feeding.
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  4. Azi

    Azi New Member

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    Thank you will definitely follow suit, was actually worried i might be leaving it a little too late, seeing as he barely ate for month during pre-molt.
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Don't worry, Ts can go months without food, as long as it has access to water it will be fine
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    Azi New Member

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    Excellent, another question if i may, should i take out his previously molted skin ASAP or leave it within his enclosure, what would recommend?
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    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member Premium Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I personally leave the molt in until they start eating again...this avoids a injury to their soft exoskeleton while it's still hardening.
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    Azi New Member

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    Leaving the molt in will spare the tarantula from injury or the molt itself sorry?
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    If you can get the moult easily without disturbing the T there is no harm in removing it but if it is in a hide or the T is very close to it then it is better to leave it. Ts are very vulnerable after a moult and can easily be harmed or stressed.
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    Gotcha, will leave its enclosure as is then, thanks again.
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    Dave Jay Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum!
    You'll find it very friendly and helpful, full of information, enjoy! :)
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    MassExodus Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Welcome to TF Azi
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    Give it 7 days past molt before even bothering to check the fangs. If it's a larger or adult T, consider giving it an earthworm as it's first post molt meal. They're soft and less likely to harm fangs if you're wrong and they aren't quite 100% yet.

    If it's too small for an earthworm, try a wax worm or hormworm. Otherwise normal feeders will be fine.

    That's just something I do. It's not gospel.
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    LC72uk Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Welcome to the Group Azi.................LC72UK:):T:
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    Agreed. Welcome!!!
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