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New to Tarantulas; Pink toe.

Chipsforchep

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Hello,
I am new to the tarantula world. I recently (about two weeks ago) got a pink toed tarantula (super cute.) I just wanted some advice as feeding still confuses me.

What I have been doing so far:
1. I feed every Thursday night and Friday morning. Offering randomly through the week. (1 large cricket per feed.)
2.Is currently in a vertical large micro enclosure. Heat range is low 71 to high 85 degrees F, humidity ranges from 73-84%
3. Mist 1 to 2 times a week.

I have attached some photos and such.
My main concerns are if I should be feeding my babes more often or not and that it has not started to web yet.
I just want a healthy "happy" tarantula so any tips are welcome. TIA
 

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Tarantulafeets

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Welcome to the hobby!
First off, you do not need to feed on a schedule. I would rather go off abdomen size and feed when needed. Tarantulas in the wild don't eat every Thursday and Friday ;) And there is no need to chase certain humidity numbers, as humidity doesn't matter as much as the amount of water they drink, as they use their internal fluids to separate themselves from their old exo. No need to mist as well, as the pressurized water and air can annoy them. You can keep the sub dry and overflow the water dish once in a while. If you give it more time, it will start making its web hammock soon enough, this hobby is about patience. Enjoy your t! :)
 

octanejunkie

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Agree with everything @Tarantulafeets said. Keep it simple. Better to underfeed than overfeed.

The patience component drives people to buy more Ts as this hobby is essentially a waiting game.

On a separate note, how do you like that enclosure?
 

Enn49

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Hello and welcome to the hobby. :)
You've already got some great advice.
 

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