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nocturnalpulsem

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1) My avic. has webbed herself in...what's she trying to tell me? Humidity's at 80% and temp's at 80F. She also hasn't eaten since the super worm 3 or 4 days ago.

2) I'm not shure if the smithi is taking the superworms out of the dish, or if they're climbing up the blobs of gut-load-jello-stuff and escaping into the substrate. Should I worry about this? If they have gotten out will she dig them up when she wants them, will I have to dig them out (I hope not, she gets cranky LoL), or can I let them evolve into beetles and see if she likes the beetle more?

thx,
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nocturnalpulsem

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Originally posted by Bridget
How long has it been since her last moult?
Well, I just got her the weekend after Thanksgiving, but the guy I bought her from said she molted about 3 months before I bought her.

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Chris

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Avics always do this before a molt. If it is not a full grown spider then 3 months is almost right on schedule for a molt.

Avics tend to be pretty fast growers relative to other species so they molt more frequently as well.

I bet you will see it molt within a week or so.
 

Tarantula Lover

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hey

my avic died on me a few dats after the moult, I would take all the specimans out(crickets, worms, ect) Good Luck on the moult!

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nocturnalpulsem

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the molt usually take place on the ground? They don't molt in their web that far up, do they???

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Steve Nunn

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Originally posted by nocturnalpulsem
Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the molt usually take place on the ground? They don't molt in their web that far up, do they???

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Hi,
Avic's do, as well as a lot of other arboreals.

Cheers,
Steve
 

nocturnalpulsem

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Originally posted by Steve Nunn
Hi,
Avic's do, as well as a lot of other arboreals.

Cheers,
Steve
Oh sh*t...LoL Hmm...any pointers for me, then? I have no idea. These are the first spiders I've had since I was in the 5th grade, and sadly, those never made it to their first molt in my care (family cat killed them while I was out of town. I'm still traumatized).

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Paladin

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good luck on your molt...i think avic's are the coolest and it would be a shame to see it die during molting

p.s. i would edit your post if i were you because many people take offence to bad words (personally i dont care but kids do surf these forums...better me than a pisses off baord member)
 

Immortal_sin

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arboreals molt in their web hammocks usually. If there are prey items, they *mostly* can't get into the webbing.
Not 100% sure though.
Superworms should not be a problem, as I can't imagine them climbing UP to her

As for the B smithi, I don't worry about superworms unless I know my T is due for a molt. I posted in another thread, some of my Ts LOVE to dig them out of the substrate....and I'm talking 6-10" of substrate! ONLY if I know they are not near a molt though.
I much prefer superworms and mealworms over crickets, and have not heard nearly the horror stories of them feasting on molting tarantulas either.
 

nocturnalpulsem

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Originally posted by Immortal_sin
arboreals molt in their web hammocks usually.
Well, her web is like a tube-type...it started as a hammock, but now it's a tube going downward into the corner and there is no horizontal webbing. Can she do it on her side, rather then belly up?

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minax

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Don't worry, it will molt just fine from any position it chooses; just make sure the humidity is up a little just in case it needs the help.:)
 
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