Another question......? PZB sling after molt.

sunnymarcie

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Since this is my first molt and the T is so tiny...=D
When should I offer food again?
Is a week long enough?:?
 

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I feed small slings two days after...first, I always use half-dead cricket, so there cant be any harm, if thats too early...but in most cases they eat without problems...

my geniculata molted yesterday (hooray!!) and now is +-3 inches - in this size I wait at least 5 days...Im really looking forward to feeding...its such a killer :cool:
 
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Originally posted by sunnymarcie
Since this is my first molt and the T is so tiny...=D
When should I offer food again?
Is a week long enough?:?
There should be no harm offering food after a week, though IME they sometimes take longer than that before accepting it.

Sometimes the spider's behavior will tell you when it's ready to eat. I've found PZB slings will usually close off their burrows during molts, or in non-burrowing set-ups retire to a little webbed-up cave. When they open their burrows back up, or emerge from their caves and start prowling their vivaria openly, it's a sign they're hungry.

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sunnymarcie

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At the moment there is no burrow.
I had to dig the little guy out to remove the shed.
I put it's peat back in the vial and put the T on top.
I think I will wait about 5 days, it's little bottom is
pretty large. The T was fed on Tuesday, so I think it will be ok.
Thanks for the help everyone.=D
 
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