Feeding after molt

Sean

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How long untill you feed your T after a molt i usally wait 7-10 days is this ok, just wanted to know how long everyone here waits
 

nemesis6sic6

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Hey

I feed mine 3-5 days after because thats when their fangs get hard enough and they do fine. well have a nice day geo
 

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depends on their sizes, of course.

best bet is to wait until the fangs are jet black again.

slings can usually eat alot quicker than adults.. I usually wait a good week with adults, and before i throw some food in there, i double check on the fangs, which is pretty simple to do ;)

which of your guys are you talking about sean?
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Don't worry, your T will know when it's ready to eat again. My smaller slings will eat 2 days after, and my T. blondi refused food for a good 10 days.
A good guide would be to try feeding slings 3 days after, subs 5 days after, and adults 7 days or more after a molt.

With my slings I always check with an eye dropper. I drop a dropplet of water by them and if they're hungry they'll pounce on it thinking it's prey.

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Its true, they'll know when to eat, but at the same time, you have to make sure their fangs are hard, otherwise bad things could happen :)


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Yeah, you have a point there. Nothing is fool proof when it comes to T's. Better safe than sorry.

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:)

I think its just pointless to go with the "well, im sure S/he's ready to eat now" and then 3 weeks later we find a post on here that reads "HELP, MY T HAS MESSED UP FANGS" ;)

If the fangs are pretty much hardened up, it may not be that big of a problem, but if you've got a PM T with white fangs and you try to feed it, you could be in for a rough time.

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ArachnoJoost

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Originally posted by RugbyDave
:)

I think its just pointless to go with the "well, im sure S/he's ready to eat now" and then 3 weeks later we find a post on here that reads "HELP, MY T HAS MESSED UP FANGS" ;)

If the fangs are pretty much hardened up, it may not be that big of a problem, but if you've got a PM T with white fangs and you try to feed it, you could be in for a rough time.

later
dave
In my experience a T that has not hardened up completely will simply not eat, and run away from crickets. I highly doubt a T with soft fangs will grab prey and mess up it fangs.

One other thing I've noticed: The time between a molt and eating again obviously depends on the size of the T, but also what environment the T is in, my parahybana (in a moist environment) will take much longer to start eating again (read: hardening up) than my P. murinus, which is in a bone dry environment.

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Sean

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Originally posted by RugbyDave
depends on their sizes, of course.

best bet is to wait until the fangs are jet black again.

slings can usually eat alot quicker than adults.. I usually wait a good week with adults, and before i throw some food in there, i double check on the fangs, which is pretty simple to do ;)

which of your guys are you talking about sean?
pce
dave
The Parahybana who just molted is 7-10 days too long or could i try like after 5 like someone else said, whats a good way to see its fangs because hes not really aggressive just a hair flicker which does nothing to me, it will keep flicking hairs then will try and run he has only turned and showed his fangs like twice when i first got him now hes used to me i think
 
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