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When can i feed my newly molted b. Albopilosum

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Joseph Kevin, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. Joseph Kevin

    Joseph Kevin Arachnopeon

    So, i have an albopilosum sling that just molted the day before yesterday, (so it's saturday) and i wonder when can i feed them... I feed them crickets btw and rarely give mealworms or dubias
  2. I’d wait a few days, maybe a week to be safe. I usually offer dead prey on the third or fourth day for small slings. If it doesn’t eat just try again later
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  3. lazarus

    lazarus Arachnosquire

    When the fangs have hardened. Right after molting the fangs will be white, when they become black you will know that they're fully hardened.
    For slings 1 week is usually enough.
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  4. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnotank Arachnosupporter

    I wait 3-5 days (depending on size) for slings to harden up before attempting to resume feeding.
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  5. The size of the tarantula can make a big difference. SLings are ready to go much faster that adults or juveniles. I've always waited one week to feed slings, and 2 weeks for adults/ juvenile.
  6. Minty

    Minty @londontarantulas Arachnosupporter

    As has been said, the size of it will make a difference. From when you said it moulted, I’d wait at least another three days, though it may be ready to eat before then.

    You can always try to offer it food, then remove the food if it hasn’t been eaten within an hour.