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Question about burrowing P. Murinus

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Trey, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. Trey

    Trey Arachnoknight Old Timer

    My murinus has sealed himself up in his burrow and quit taking food so that can only mean one thing. A MOLT!!!!! Well it got me thinking, If I can't see him how do I know if he's done molting? Also I don't want to feed him too early and cause a broken fang but I don't want to go longer than I need. I just can't see the little bugger so I don't know when he's done so I can start counting the days til feeding? Any ideas?
  2. mcy

    mcy Arachnoknight Old Timer

    once its about don't feed it for a week. If it still refuses wait another week.
  3. Trey

    Trey Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Well once he burrows he's never "about" It's kinda like having an evil pet hole!
  4. mcy

    mcy Arachnoknight Old Timer

    They push the molt out most of the time you can wait a few days after that and try feeding or they usually come to the entrance of their hide waiting for some crickets.
  5. Pyst

    Pyst Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Actually that's not correct. Sometimes they just like the extra security that sealing up the entrance provides. Mine spends almost all of her time sealed in and rarely comes out. I usually just throw a few crickets in with her and let her be.

    Don't rush to feed you spider once it molts. It doesn't benefit anyone/anything but yourself. Give it anywhere from a week or two after molting before trying to feed it. Try to provide it with plenty of clean water. Spiders are a lot hardier than people give them credit for.
  6. Trey

    Trey Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Well PYST you proved me wrong....After reading your post I put a cricket in there and after a few minutes she grabbed it up. Good call!!!!