How long should it take for a sling to start eating after a moult?

NoStoneUnturned Herps

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My Aphopelma eutylenum sling hadn't been eating for about 4 weeks and about a week ago it just molted. I tried feeding it a few days after and it still isn't eating. Is this normal?
 

Ungoliant

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Are its fangs black? If not, you should wait until they are, as soft fangs might break when feeding.

I usually wait about a week for slings.
 

Venom1080

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How big? Sling varies. Generally at least three days to a week. Try smaller prey items, make sure they are prekilled. Else try very small live prey.
 

grayzone

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For slings i usually wait a full week. Never earlier than 4 days (which is often fast enough to try)
Ive never had any problems.
 

Devin B

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The time it didn't eat before the molt is completely normal as T's usually don't eat in premolt. As for the time after it molted, it may not have been ready to eat yet. So to answer your question yes this is normal behavior.
 
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