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Mexican Red Rump Tarantula Care

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by RLM0501, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. RLM0501

    RLM0501 Arachnopeon

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    I cleaned the stick in hot water and made sure there were no parasites in it and setup her small enclosure. I just went and bought some young crickets. Some are too big for her i know but there are some babies that are a little smaller than her, can she safely eat them if i remove their jumping legs so they cant injure her?
     
  2. cold blood

    cold blood Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Yeah, that will work fine.

    I'm sure the stick is fine, but really with a terrestrial, there shouldn't be a stick to climb on...a flat piece of wood to get under however, isn't a bad idea.

    As for feeding, just offer a leg for a meal...or cut it in half and offer the head or abdomen. Dicing mealworms works well for me.

    Also keep in mind that when small, they can fill up fast, so it may only take a meal or three before it has its fill and starts refusing food. At that point they may fast a while before molting...how long is totally variant.
     
  3. Rittdk01

    Rittdk01 Arachnosquire Active Member

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    I have one male that is pretty cool. He grew super fast, which surprised me. He also made a cool burrow down the side of his current enclosure, and darts out to tackle food. Yep, just like cold blood does and he will be a happy little bugger.
     
  4. RLM0501

    RLM0501 Arachnopeon

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    Update:She has buried herself in the substrate. I believe she is about to start her first molt. Her abdomen is rather dark like it is supposed to be and bigger than her thorax like its supposed to be. She had been fed a baby cricket close to her size when i got her so its very possible she is ready to molt. Time will tell!
     
  5. RLM0501

    RLM0501 Arachnopeon

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    I would like to update everyone on Cleopatra. She has not began her first molt yet. I checked on her yesterday evening and she had drug one of the pre-killed crickets down into a burrow she has created in the moss in her enclosure. After finishing the cricket she drug it back out and deposited it. I noticed her today out when i peeked into the enclosure and she quickly went into her burrow again. I just would like to verify and make sure, i do not need to try to wet the moss correct because she is getting her fluid intake from her food?