- Aug 22, 2016
I'm new to the hobby and I'm looking for some advice. I got my 1"+ LP about a month ago. I have a Grammostola Pulchripes who will devour pinhead roaches every 3 days but when I offered one to the LP, it ran away like it was scared. I took out the roach and tried again every 2 days and the same result. After about 2 weeks of this, I noticed a dark and balding patch on the abdomen. Thinking it was about to molt, I kept food from the T and waited. Sure enough, it molted in 3 days. I waited for about a week for the translucence to go away and the fangs to harden. I then began to offer a pinhead and the same result. After the molt, the LP grew about a 1/4" in size so at a total of about 1.5" I think it's large enough to chomp down on a 1/4" pinhead roach. What should I do. Should I get something smaller or different altogether? I know there are stories that Ts can go for a long a duration without eating but it's been 6 weeks and what I've read about LPs, they almost never refuse food. I am concerned. Any suggestions? Thank you in advance!