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Juvenile chaco golden knee wont eat and is hiding

James1975

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Hi every one newbie here.ive bought a chaco golden knee juvenile about 7cm.ive got her in a starter kit. 6inches of substraight.she has been out.ive buried the cork bark.the other night I saw her going in her hide and coming out the hide repeatedly i thought how strange.so i took a closer look.and she was bringing substraght up to the top and patting it down then she would go back down and she kept on doing it.so now she is sitting right down the hole where she has dug out and stayed down there and haven't seen her since.ive only had her a week.and because i read they like to be out in the open i started to panic and the fact she hasnt eaten since I've had her.so I'm a bit worried.can any one help thanks.
 

menavodi

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:) Welcome to our great forum!
Hiding is normal. No worries. When she gets hungry you will see her again. She also might be molting... just be patient. They also can starve for a very long time. One week is nothing. :D:beer:
 

James1975

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:) Welcome to our great forum!
Hiding is normal. No worries. When she gets hungry you will see her again. She also might be molting... just be patient. They also can starve for a very long time. One week is nothing. :D:beer:
Thanks for the info.i think her substrate may be to damp.as when u look down the hole at the bottom she has moved the substrate completely.sje is standing on the clear bottom.
 

menavodi

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Thanks for the info.i think her substrate may be to damp.as when u look down the hole at the bottom she has moved the substrate completely.sje is standing on the clear bottom.
:T:I would leave it like it is. Don’t disturb her any more...just my thoughts.
 

ilovebrachys

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Welcome to the forum:) sounds like you have already received good advice from fellow members-
we have all been there with the worry of our first T :)
 

James1975

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Ok but I have noticed she come out when it was dark so nothing to worry about.thanks will let u know on any updates.
 

James1975

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She's obviously being sneaky and plotting something. I've had years of experience raising and training spiders, you should watch her..carefully..
Ok thanks for your input she hasn't eaten yet I'll just let her get on with it.my experience is with snakes retics I have 6 of them and they have me worked out.like I said I'm new to the hobby.thanks again.
 

MassExodus

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Ok thanks for your input she hasn't eaten yet I'll just let her get on with it.my experience is with snakes retics I have 6 of them and they have me worked out.like I said I'm new to the hobby.thanks again.
Ah, sorry man I was kidding. Hard to get humor across on a keyboard, especially if you're drinking..:D
 

MassExodus

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"Patty cake patty cake bakers man, bake me a cake as fauuAAHHHHHK, SHAT, SHHHHHHHHGRRRRRRRFFFFAHHHHHHHH!
 

MassExodus

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Gonna be hard to catch you from across the pond into Texas though.
True. Although I welcome all challengers, me and him are too alike to do anything other than beat the **** out of each other..then we'd get drunk and hunt leftists. :D
 
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