Help with A. geniculata?

Iktomi

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This is Django. (named after the jazz musician NOT the star wars character)
Anyway, I went to feed her (hopefully) today and the cricket landed on her and she barely moved. Her legs were up in a protective way. I gave her a gentle prod and she went forward only a step or two. Very unresponsive compared to her normal self. So...is this normal for a sling about to molt or should I worry about something else?
Thanks in advance...
 

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Philth

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A. geniculata grows fast and molts frequently, i wouldn't worry, but i would take the cricket out.
 

Grael

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i have a A. Geniculata :D by the looks if it(dont quote me on this lol )your Geni is close to a shed cause her abdomen looks very dark! so she might not just be hungry if she doesnt eat it within 24 hours take it out, means shes not hungry :D maybe try again in a day or two
 

Iktomi

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I took the cricket out pretty quick. Based off her normal behavior I could tell she wasn't going for it.
I've been worried about my other sling, too. She's a curlyhair and she's buried herself. I don't know when she molts, if she eats...nothing. She has about 3 little holes in the dirt, but you can't see her through the sides of the container at all. Makes it tough to keep track of molts and feeding.
 

Raveness

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She is so cute!!!

Look at that little darling face!




Originally posted by Inktomi
This is Django. (named after the jazz musician NOT the star wars character)
Anyway, I went to feed her (hopefully) today and the cricket landed on her and she barely moved. Her legs were up in a protective way. I gave her a gentle prod and she went forward only a step or two. Very unresponsive compared to her normal self. So...is this normal for a sling about to molt or should I worry about something else?
Thanks in advance...
 

Mojo Jojo

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Don't worry. It should molt sommetime this week. Also, genics are known for their amazing powers of stationability You have an excellent spider.

Jon
 

Lostkat

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My genic gets very withdrawn and a bit jumpy when she's about to moult. I wouldn't worry at all anyway, she looks fat enough to go without food for a few days :)
 
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