Finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tarantula Lover

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Since December 5, 2002 my Brachypelma smithi "stripes" has not eaten, probably because of me! I never gave it or even tried giving it food, so basically i starved it! (good thing it has a plump abdomen) So yesterday, i tossed in a dying adult cricket, and came left, before I went to bed i went to check on my t's and my smithi was right on top of that crik chowing down!!! I am sooo happy! :) He/she is still eating on it right now!!! Guess it wasnt going to moult just hungry~! Also my suntiger finally ate since i got him on valintines day!! YAY!!! Thanks,


James
 

Exodus

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Congratulations James! Good luck on more gourmet meals!
 

Tarantula Lover

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i waited a few days with a crik, it didnt eat, so i took it out and never put one in, becuase i thought it was upcoming a moult!


James
 

Tranz

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Originally posted by Tarantula Lover
i waited a few days with a crik, it didnt eat, so i took it out and never put one in, becuase i thought it was upcoming a moult!
James
The last time, when it wouldn't touch food and I saw other pre-molt signs (change in color, slugishness, extra webbing and burrowing) I just stopped feeding it. But it molted within 10 days. It's a tough call. You don't want to "starve" it, but then again you don't want cricket(s) to be in there when it suddenly molts and you've not there.
 

Gillian

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James,
Congrats! Its funny how, the little things make our days. Our t's eating, a successful molt in the more sensitive species...(finding a long thought dead fasciatum..:D )
Peace,
Gillian
 

Nixy

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Yay. Congrates!
Glad their eating for you.
I know you feel like a weights off ya.
:)
 
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