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MrKrowe

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I hate crickets too. Any food that’s smaller, or roughly the same size as the cephalothorax of your spider should be fine. If you don’t know what the cephalothorax is then look it up.

B.albopilosum is an enthusiastic eater and will usually take on prey that is larger than you would expect, but better to feed smaller things more often than to worry your spider with something giant in its enclosure.

BTW, great choice. Probably the most underrated spider in Spiderdom.
 

Whitelightning777

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Every Brachyopelma I have has been wonderful generally speaking. They are among the most tidy will behaved ones in my collection.

If you do small slings, you might get the occasional one that simply fails to thrive but in general most are fine.

I may yet get a curly hair myself at some point. Currently I have 1 B hamorii and 3 b sabolsum slings.

By the way, personality varies between them more then you'd expect.
 

Kuuvang

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So guys, i ran into a problem?

The old owner said he feed the tarantula two times a week. And she refuse to eat today.

Is it in pre-molt? I just realize that she has a bald spot with color. She has been very lazy and slow, but assume that just curly hair behavior. I accidentally destroyed its web nest because the dubia roach got stuck. :(

Any ideas?
 

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MassExodus

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See how the skin is white in the bald spot? That would be dark in premolt. Really dark. She's kicked some hair in her enclosure, its common for spiders to do this, its just a settling in, home defense move. She's fine, she just aint hungry. It happens all the time:)
 

Whitelightning777

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Just keep the waterdish full and maybe wait a week or two. If she attacks the waterdish when you fill it, that means she's hungry.

They can easily go 2 weeks without food.
 

PanzoN88

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So guys, i ran into a problem?

The old owner said he feed the tarantula two times a week. And she refuse to eat today.

Is it in pre-molt? I just realize that she has a bald spot with color. She has been very lazy and slow, but assume that just curly hair behavior. I accidentally destroyed its web nest because the dubia roach got stuck. :(

Any ideas?
Twice a week? Judging by the pictures, one feeding a week or even every other week would suffice.
 
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