my jumping spider won't eat

Den

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I got a jumping a few days ago and it won't eat the crickets I throw in there. It's a female Platycryptus Undatus, tan jumper, and she is about .5 inches long. The crickets are the same size. help.
 

Deroplatys

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Maybe get something a quarter of her size?
Here's some photo's of an adult female i had feeding that might help, really wish i could get these again someday :(

 

StephanieH

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I have one that I caught in my house around Christmas. It took her a couple weeks to be eating well for me. I give her pinhead crickets. She's eating weekly now.

Steph
 

Den

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you think she'll eat prey her size, or a little bigger?? if not, that's not a problem. I got smaller crickets.
 

JC

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Feed according to abdomen size. Mine hasn't eaten in 3 months and is doing fine. If I feed her anymore, I doubt she will be able to move.

Does she look like she needs food?
 

Den

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Feed according to abdomen size. Mine hasn't eaten in 3 months and is doing fine. If I feed her anymore, I doubt she will be able to move.

Does she look like she needs food?
I don't know, how can I tell?
 
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