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Enn49

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It may simply be still settling in.
A sure sign of a sling moulting is the darkening of the abdomen.
 

izzp99

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about 5 days after I got it
 

mrsoul1974

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Be patient. Sometimes they take a while to molt. Just keep a small plastic bottlecap of fresh water in case it wants a drink. Leave something pre-killed if you want to try feeding. Remove anything not eaten after 24hrs. Good luck!!
 

izzp99

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Be patient. Sometimes they take a while to molt. Just keep a small plastic bottlecap of fresh water in case it wants a drink. Leave something pre-killed if you want to try feeding. Remove anything not eaten after 24hrs. Good luck!!
I keep a water bowl in the enclosure. Thank you for the advice
 

ta122

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You could also try offering different prey. While some of my spiders need very active prey to illicit any interest, others are intimidated and have to be "starving" before they decide to brave confrontation. Haha! Pre-killed is a good option for slings.
 

JaiTarantula

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Grammastola species are also quite slow growers. So they can fast before a molt for weeks if not months. As per above just keep fresh water in the bowl and some prey item thats prekilled :)
 

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