How often do they molt?

B.L.

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Ive had my T Blondi since about april she is about 4 inches and has not molted she quit eating a couple weeks ago her abdomen durned a pink color then over time turned dark so I figure she is about to molt... but she hasn't. She seems healthy otherwise. I keep humidity at around 70 temp between 75 night 85 day. :?
 

julesaussies

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She is upside down now as I write this :cool: hopefully it will go over well. Fingers crossed!
Congratulations! You were obviously very observant and noticed it was close to molt time!! Keep us updated on her progress! :D
 

B.L.

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Congratulations! You were obviously very observant and noticed it was close to molt time!! Keep us updated on her progress! :D
It appears to have been successful she is just drying out now. I am still going to keep the humidty up around 70% to 80%. I don' t know when I can feed her again probably not for at least 5 days correct?
 

RottweilExpress

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My male Blondi molts about every third month. Lots of food, room temp. He's gone from just over 3" to about 6" since september last year.

He stops eating a month or more before molting, and eats again about 10 days post molt.
 

AubZ

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At least 5 days, so the fangs & body can harden.
 

Becky

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I leave all my spiders (except small slings) at least a week after moulting before i offer food. Just to make sure they're hardened off properly and fit to go :)
 
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