- Sep 21, 2005
I have a small pot in my a. genic tank and i noticed he wont eat and he kinda webbed himself in... He has small webs on the entrance? Is that a sign of a fast??
I've had tarantulas seal themselves into their hide for months. To be perfectly honest no one can give you an answer as to how long your tarantula will stay sealed in. It could be a day or it could be months. If it is molting, the molting process usually takes 24 hours or less. Older and larger tarantulas tend to take longer than smaller, younger ones.Ok, well i just took the cricket out... How long will he sit there if he is molting? Like 24 hours?
It is possible that there is some fine threads of web attached to the water dish which are wicking the water out and into the substrate. You can remove the water dish and clean it. Just be careful to not disturb your tarantula in the process. It is also possible that your tarantula came out and drank. Though I doubt it could empty the dish by drinking alone.I noticed something strange... today when i looked in there the water dish was empty... It was almost 3 quarters of the way full the day before!!!
If he's getting ready to molt, a cricket could dig down and kill him. When he's hungry, he'll come up looking for food. It's instinctive like that.If he stays in his little fortress haha... should i attempt to feed him while he's in there... i mean from what i read he can stay in there upwards of months. Or should i not worry about feeding until he comes out?