Eating after a molt.

Bjorgly

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HI all,

My A.Geniculata molted from 3-4 inches on october 8th and my 9 year old 5 inch b.smithi molted on october 10th....when do you think i can feed them? I thought id start out with some nice soft thawed pinkies?

Mark
 

Dasgre0g

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Originally posted by Bjorgly
HI all,

My A.Geniculata molted from 3-4 inches on october 8th and my 9 year old 5 inch b.smithi molted on october 10th....when do you think i can feed them? I thought id start out with some nice soft thawed pinkies?

Mark

The general rule of thumb that I have that seems to have the best results is waiting almost exactly one week to feed.
One question though, why thawed out pinkies? Toss some fat squeaky ones in!
 

Bjorgly

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Because i am a little squeemish and im not a fan of cleaning up blood...also baby mice are cool and id probabaly want to keep it as a pet if it wasnt dead =) also if the T isnt 100% recooperated from her molt a nice soft pinkie would do nicely on her fangs and without struggle.

Mark
 

savian

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I have heard of people feeding sling 1 to 2 days after a molt and adults 1 week. I go with the 1 week reguardless. I just make sure there is water so there is no dehydration.
 
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