Advertisement I'v read that you shouldn't feed a tarantula for a few days after a molt. To wait until the fangs harden and are black again. This makes sense, but I was wondering if anyone has ever had a damaged tarantula from feeding it to soon? I had a few T's years ago, and wasn't aware of this, and I never had a problem. I mean, don't you think the T will know when to eat again? It would be necissary for survival in the wild, and these animals have certainly stood the test of time--being more primitive than some other arachnids. I don't throw food until a few days after a molt, just to be safe and because I think of crickets bouncing around are probibly annoying.