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B. Albopilosum

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by chritopher, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. chritopher

    chritopher Arachnopeon

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    Hi guys I have a B.Albopilosum and she has not fed for abut 2 months with mo signs of pre molt. Should I be worried or is this normal.
     
  2. Vanisher

    Vanisher Arachnoprince Old Timer

    That speicies usally eats like horses, so i guess she is in premoult? How large was she again? They can go on fasting too, but in my experience, B albopilosum usally dont, if you dont have fed it exessive amount that is!?
     
  3. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnotank Arachnosupporter

    Not eating for 2 months isn't anything to worry about, I have an adult female A. chalcodes that hasn't eaten in nearly 8 months and I've had a 1.5" B. albiceps refuse food for about 5 months before, they can go a long time without food.

    Can you provide pics of the tarantula and setup? Might help us better answer your question or give you pointers if anything is wrong.
     
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  4. Vanisher

    Vanisher Arachnoprince Old Timer

    A chalcodes normally have fasting periods, B albopilosum in my experience seldom have? I can be wrong though! But as long as the tarantula looks healthy, there is nothing to worry about!
     
  5. Tenebrarius

    Tenebrarius Arachnoangel Active Member

    send a picture of the spider, is the abdomen small or sunken? did it molt and not eat at all for two months? There can be many reasons a T doesn't eat some are rare and some are common. I won't say the rare ones, but sometimes Ts will fast, and they can't eat during post molt, and won't eat during pre molt, after rehouse they will sometimes not eat, after long transport.
     
  6. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnotank Arachnosupporter

    Any tarantula will fast if you cram enough food into it in a short space of time.

    The point that I was making was that 2 months without food is a non-issue for a tarantula.
     
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  7. Arachnophoric

    Arachnophoric Arachnodemon Active Member

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    Sometimes it can be difficult to spot signs of premolt, depending on the size of the T. I agree that you should post pictures of your T and setup, it'll give us a better idea of what's going on and how to fix it if there's anything that does need fixed. :)
     
  8. ccTroi

    ccTroi Arachnoknight Arachnosupporter

    For specimens who refuse to eat, I top off their water dish and wait til next feeding.
     
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  9. chritopher

    chritopher Arachnopeon

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    This is her the person i got her off said she fed before i got her i have tried to feed her since but no luck. And she has not molted since i have had her
     

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  10. PanzoN88

    PanzoN88 Arachnolord Active Member

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    If it helps, I have an AF Nicaraguan B. albopilosum that is almost at a year of refusing to eat, so two months is nothing at all.
     
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  11. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnotank Arachnosupporter

    Her abdomen is very plump so don't worry about her not eating, just make sure that she has a full water dish.

    Is that the current setup in the pic? Could you provide some more pics of the enclosure? It looks like you might need to make some adjustments.
     
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  12. Vanisher

    Vanisher Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Waterdish and a deep layer of slightly moist substrate and you are good to go! Lovely speicies those B albopilosums!
     
  13. chritopher

    chritopher Arachnopeon

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    That pic is an old one I have put her on a mix of Coco fiber and potting soil I change water every other day temp is at 25c and humidity is at 70%
     
  14. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    Do NOT measure humidity....its not relevant.

    Temps arent critical either, anything between 68 and 90f is fine.
     
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    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

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  16. chritopher

    chritopher Arachnopeon

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    Wrong button
     
  17. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

  18. boina

    boina Lady of the mites Arachnosupporter

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    Uh-oh. Depending on where you measure that humidity and how you achieve it that may be too much. B. albos just need a moist spot somewhere and not some specific humidity. Trying to reach these numbers more often than not result in enclosures that are too moist by far.