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Hardened fangs after molt

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by BoyFromLA, Dec 10, 2017.

  1. BoyFromLA

    BoyFromLA ‎٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و Arachnosupporter

    Search after search, I loosely grabbed the concept of tarantula’s fangs being hardened after molt, telling by their color change from white to red to black. And it will usually take from two or three days to a week for a sling, and will take even much longer as tarantula grows up.

    I will surely wait for my freshly molted tarantula to be ready, but I just wanted to get a clear view of this.


    What stage is in for this sling’s fangs?
  2. pyro fiend

    pyro fiend Arachnoprince

    look reddish black to me.. but very bad lighting
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  3. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX ArachnoGod Active Member

    It's easy for me. At the sling stage, chelicerae harden quickly. With adults, they need more days. So you can't go wrong doing this... screw the colour, wait a good 5/6 days for slings, and a good 20/25 for juve/adults.

    Just waiting, instead of watching the colour.
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  4. BoyFromLA

    BoyFromLA ‎٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و Arachnosupporter

    I guess this makes more sense.
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  5. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX ArachnoGod Active Member

    I swear, is what I do since the '90 :)

    As I love to say, always: 'waiting never harmed no one so far', go figure, then, Theraphosidae... that in the wild eat when they can, only.
  6. BoyFromLA

    BoyFromLA ‎٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و Arachnosupporter

    It’s a win win for both a human & a tarantula!
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  7. Devin B

    Devin B Arachnobaron

    I usually wait about a week or so for slings and longer as they get bigger. I sometimes check the fang color if I have a good view to double check.
  8. Vanessa

    Vanessa Grammostola Groupie Arachnosupporter

    I use five day increments - five days for spiderlings, ten days for juveniles, fifteen days for adults.
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