- Dec 11, 2016
Those timeframes are guidelines, not absolute givens. Always check the fangs...22 days post molt, 6 days post meal means means that the spider had its first meal 16 days after the molt. Surely, that is plenty of time between molt and meal, right? Especially considering it's a juvenile
Weeeell, it's a little bit your own fault since the pic was really misleading. I thought it was the lighting, but you have to admit it did look strange in the pic. I can understand your frustration, though, because people tend to assume you are an idiot until you proved otherwise . To be fair, a lot of first questions from new posters are bit silly, so people around here have statistic probability on their side . Don't take it personally.
The "assumption/advice" has to start off somewhere when you ask questions on a forum. You have neither stated your experience level or anything that relates to how knowledgeable you are in terms of the hobby. Please don't assume we are trying to frustrate you with "noob" answers on purpose.
How was i to know you have 20 years in the hobby? I'm sorry if I unwittingly offended you, but a lot of questions come from new people, and your profile info doesn't give any info about your experience level . So I assumed you were new. Nowhere do I call you stupid or noob, I am just going on what your info and picture tell me.
If there are these threads I'm too stupid to find them. There's a lot about a T losing a fang in a molt, but nothing definitive about too early feeding, although it gets mentioned a lot. I did find this http://arachnoboards.com/threads/feeding-after-molt.288609/ however.
Sorta.. There is a member that fed his adult A. Genic or N.chromatus( sorry this was 2-3 years ago) a few days ( maybe 10) after molting. And it wouldn't eat. The cricket drowned in the water dish over night. He went to remove the water dish which was hard plastic shaped like a fake rock. Well the T got pissed and attacked the dish and broke off half of one of it's fangs.Does someone have a first hand story about a T breaking a fang because it was fed too early?
A possible theory for discussion purposes based on this image: Maybe it is some kind of damage that occurred during the molt? I realize that it has the appearance of feces but no one really knows how many different ways the exoskeleton could be damaged from something going wrong during a molt or from an injury.She has two fully hardened black fangs. Her molt to feeding timeline was mentioned above... 16 days post before a meal. The bolus was removed 3 days ago which is why I'm not certain the spots are food related.
I have 20 years in the hobby; I've dealt with all the mites and fungus early on... just never encountered this before.
Even my gluttonous murder tank (A. geniculata) won't attempt to eat unless she feels she's ready.And on another note: I'm still not sure if a T that isn't ready after a molt will actually attempt to eat. They need to know when they are ready otherwise they wouldn't be able to survive in the wild.
Does someone have a first hand story about a T breaking a fang because it was fed too early?
Exactly, I have never seen a T that has red fangs go for prey. They must know when they are ready to eat and if they haven't hardened up they won't go after food, they will ignore it.Sorta.. There is a member that fed his adult A. Genic or N.chromatus( sorry this was 2-3 years ago) a few days ( maybe 10) after molting. And it wouldn't eat.