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So if a sling walls itself into its burrow...

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by laservet, Dec 24, 2018.

  1. Garetyl

    Garetyl Arachnoknight Active Member

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    Think of moulting as a computer installing updates. If you mess with it too much, you can brick your spider. ;)
     
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  2. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    You asked a single question on your first sentence of your first post :smuggrin:
     
  3. Andrew Clayton

    Andrew Clayton Arachnobaron Active Member

    Do not wait 5 or 6 days wait until it emerges looking for food if you drop a feeder in and its fangs aren't hard enough but it still goes for it the fangs could end up getting damaged. Check the fangs themself if you can and make sure there black if I can't see them I wait a minimum of 10 days after a moult before attempting this
     
  4. Kitara

    Kitara Arachnosquire Active Member

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    Mine is a tiny thing and didnt come out for over a week. I kept asking my daughter, are you SURE I shouldn't feed it yet? lol After 10 days, it finally opened both sides and dragged the exuvia out last night.
     
  5. Andrew Clayton

    Andrew Clayton Arachnobaron Active Member

    If its brought the molt out and opened the burrow it will probably sit at the entrance to the burrow with a few legs poking out letting you know it's hungry, depends how big your T is too the bigger the T the longer it takes for its exoskeleton to harden
     
  6. Kitara

    Kitara Arachnosquire Active Member

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    Oh yeah she was definitely ready to eat. She was only about an inch premolt. I haven't been able to measure her yet because she hasn't been on the side yet, but we'll see. She was walled in for a week after so I fed her when she poked out.
     
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  7. Andrew Clayton

    Andrew Clayton Arachnobaron Active Member

    I'm the same my LP has put on at least an inch there measuring her moult it's 5.5" And she just looks so much bigger. Can't wait to get her measured wouldn't be surprised if its past the 7" mark now
     
  8. Got it!
     
  9. This morning the sling was outside its burrow. I dropped in a little B lateralis and it pounced on it! Skinny little abdomen. Will post a pic once I get one.