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Geniculata week after molt is not hungry?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Snowy Snowman, Nov 15, 2018.

  1. Snowy Snowman

    Snowy Snowman Arachnosquire Active Member

    So, after a month of premolt, my Acanthoscurria geniculata molted. It's a male, to my slight dissapointment. It's just been a week after the molt, and I figured the exoskeleton has hardened enough, so I tossed a superworm in. I crushed the head so it doesn't burrow, and I plopped it in front of the T. He got startled, moved a little back, and then just sat there. I nudged the worm to make it move a little, and when it did he just curled his legs up in front of him in the classic Geniculata "leave me alone" posture. What's up?
  2. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    How big is the t? is it mature?

    Unless its small, a week wont be nearly enough....wait another week.
  3. Oreo

    Oreo Arachnocookie

    You said it yourself, leave him alone for a bit longer
  4. Snowy Snowman

    Snowy Snowman Arachnosquire Active Member

    It's a juvie, around 3.5" after the molt. I'll def check back in a week, thanks for the advice!
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  5. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnoreaper Arachnosupporter

    I wait a minimum of 10 days at that size before trying to resume feeding.
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