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How Long Does It Take ?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Crimsonpanther, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. Crimsonpanther

    Crimsonpanther Arachnobaron Old Timer

    How long does it take for a T to get used to its new home ??
    I recently got a Phormictopus cancerides 5 1/2" Female...she had webbed a little and i actually caught her at the water dish for like 10 mins...she has a retreat and looks to be settled in ? But so far has not taken any food....was wondering is this because its still settleing....or because the large crickets that the store had were to small for her to get ? i dont think shes in a premolt... shes been in the new home for 1 week tomarrow...Any guesses or advice would be helpful thanks... :clap:
  2. I would just give her some more time. It seems like she is settling in pretty well, but she just may have been power fed by her previous owner prior to shipment so might not be interested in food, or she could be getting ready to molt as you mentioned. The good thing is that T's don't need to eat that often, so it's nothing to worry about. If she still doesn't eat by next week, I'd say she is probably in premolt.

  3. Crimsonpanther

    Crimsonpanther Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Thanks man for the advice...well taken!!
    Cheers :clap: