Advertisement Hi Everyone! I just got a shipment of T's, or in other words, X-mas in June! In my order, there were several Avicularia slings including A. ancylochira, A. bicegoi, and A. azuraklaasi as the 'freebie'. Sizes of the slings were measured at 0.86", 1.19", and 0.90", respectively, and slings are estimated at several months old. (Measurements were taken from hind to diagonal front leg tips.) All slings except for the Avicularia ancylochira were immediately active after unpacking, and walked up and down their bark walls in their new environments. Meanwhile the A. ancylochira went to the bottom and curled up on the ground. I fed everyone, selecting a pinhead cricket (about a third the body size of this T), for the A. ancylochira. (I particularly selected small, so the animal was not intimidated by its prey's size in the event it was stressed from the shipping.) While all the new arrivals hungrily grabbed their crickets, it was several hours later that the A. ancylochira grabbed its pinhead, then taking its food up onto its bark wall to consume it. I was pleased, and figured that all would be alright with this little beauty. I then left all the T's to come back approximately 5 hours later to check on them. When I checked on the A. ancylochira, she/he STILL had the FULL pinhead cricket in her/his fangs; and she/he was in approximately the same spot that I had seen the animal in earlier. Although the cricket was not alive, it was NOT digested either. It was almost as if she/he was just holding it, but not consuming it! I have seen T's drop their food and come back later for it, but I have never seen them just hold prey for long periods without consuming it. So I figured I'd give this T another couple hours in the event it had just dropped it and picked it back up at that very moment that I observed it. So during the course of the evening and into the night, I checked on the T at various intervals only to see the same thing - the A. ancylochira relatively motionless (same position), just holding the undigested cricket in its fangs. It was somewhere between a 12 to 15 hour period that the T finally released the dead cricket leaving it against the wall. The cricket was whole. :-O That was several days ago. Since that time, all the new slings have consumed 2 crickets, while the A. ancylochira has consumed none. However, today, the A. ancylochira decided to grab another pinhead, and go up on the cork bark. I was again hopeful. Sadly, it appears that this is going to be another repeat performance similar to the other day - the animal has been just holding this new cricket in its fangs for the past 6 hours now! :-( Is this behavior normal for A. ancylochira? Can anyone suggest what's up? All ideas are appreciated!