Have yet to see Venezuelan Sun Tiger feed :(

Maikeru

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I have had it for about a month. I know it hasn't eaten any of the live prey I have provided. Maybe it's near a molt?
 

arachnidgill

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Post some pictures of your setup. Psalmopoeus need slightly moist substrate especially as slings, it looks pretty dry in there. How big was the prey offered? Sometimes when housed too large slings have trouble finding food. A 32 oz deli cup with a piece of corkbark leaned against the side and fake plants at the base works well for Psalmopoeus slings.
 

Goopyguy56

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Yeah it doesn't look like it's starving. Probably will molt soon. It should eventually construct a lair and hang out near the entrance to catch food that passes by. That's what mine have done. Not sure what you have it in but it looks like it might be too large of an enclosure.
 

SonsofArachne

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This thread made me realize I've had my adult P. irminia over 2 years and have never once seen her feed. Of course I've only seen her maybe a dozen times since I got her, so......:ninja:
 

CommanderBacon

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I think mine is a penultimate male and I've never seen it eat ever, but somehow it is fat.

I wouldn't worry too much XD
 

SonsofArachne

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I wouldn't worry too much XD
Oh I'm not worried, the rare occasions I do see her she's fat. I'd just like to see her do normal tarantula things, or even just see her. I recently bought 2 irminia slings and have seen them more in the first month then I've seen my female since I've had her, so I have hope for the future.
 

CommanderBacon

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Oh I'm not worried, the rare occasions I do see her she's fat. I'd just like to see her do normal tarantula things, or even just see her. I recently bought 2 irminia slings and have seen them more in the first month then I've seen my female since I've had her, so I have hope for the future.
You just won't see her. It's a P irminia thing XD
 

jaw6053

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I am having the same problem but mine started out eating everything and I loved it but now it has not touched any food since 1/14/20. It built its home with dirt curtains and doesn't leave that tiny space. Where should I put pre-killed feeders for it ?
 

mjzheng

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Yep congrats on the molt! You can see the old exo next to it in a pic. As usual wait til fangs harden to feed
 
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