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Soo.. I just got my first smithi

Discussion in 'Brachypelma' started by Toddydog, Dec 29, 2017.

  1. Toddydog

    Toddydog New Member

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    This is my first experience with a tarantula so I'm looking for general advice. I've done research before hand so I do know a lot about their care but theres always things that come from experience so I would like to know any tips you may find useful.

    He came today and he is a lot smaller than I thought he'd be so the terriaim is way too big for him unfortunately. It also looks like there was a molt in the container he came in so I was wondering if there is a way you can tell how post molt they are. I know you shouldn't feed them after they molt.

    Other than that he came out of his original container nicely, he's a little skittish but he's under his little log and it looks like he's settling in. 20171229_103028.jpg
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Congrats on the arrival of your first T and a good choice.:)
    The best guide as to whether to feed or not are the fangs, once they turn black they had hardened enough to feed, if still in doubt give them a week.
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    Toddydog New Member

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    Alight, thank you! Looks like he may have molted reciently but it's hard to tell because he's so small. I was going to let him settle in for a few days anyways.
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    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member Premium Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Just make sure he's got water to drink. They get thirsty after a molt. Like @Enn49 said wait a week to feed...it won't starve.
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