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Please help C. huahini really skinny.

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by bravesfan, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. bravesfan

    bravesfan Arachnosquire

    She molted recently but I'm not sure when because the molt was hidden in her webbing but her fangs do appear to be red still. I threw a cricket in her enclosure last night and she chased it down but I noticed the molt and removed the cricket before she got it. She appears really skinny to me and I don't want her to starve but I don't want her to injure hersel by eating either so any ideas will be appreciated.

  2. Osmo

    Osmo Arachnosquire

    after a molt they will be bigger but have a smaller abdomen. This is because they use the excess fluids int he abdomen to fill up the new space in their extremities. its completely normal. they will fill back up when they start feeding again. if you are really worried just leave a pre killed cricket or roach in the enclosure for it. it will feed if its ready. they are not stupid and wont feed if they are not ready.
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  3. NoSBoH

    NoSBoH Arachnopeon

    Looks ok to me. They are always trim and fit after a molt.
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  4. Kazaam

    Kazaam Arachnobaron

    I wouldn't call that skinny, looks perfectly healthy to me.
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  5. DannyH

    DannyH Arachnobaron

    Tarantulas are always a little thin after a moult because they need to use most of their fluids to moult. Wait a few days for the fangs to harden then feed her.
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2013
  6. komokenison

    komokenison Arachnopeon

    She looks really healthy to me. If she took her cricket, then she's ready to go. All is good.
  7. rob0t

    rob0t Arachnoknight

    Yep, looks like a normal tarantula that just molted. Nothing to worry about.