- Sep 13, 2010
So I just purchased my first T, a B. Albopilosum, about 3 weeks ago. She wouldnt eat the crickets I gave her at first (after 5 days of having her), but I did quite a bit of reading up and figured either she was still getting used to the new enclosure or she was getting ready to molt. One week after I got my tarantula I came home to find a fresh molt. It took her about 4 days of rest before she moved, but when she did move it seems she had changed completely. I knew she would be hungry but i had no idea when i dropped a cricket into her tank and she moved at lightning speed to grab it and take it to her burrow. The next day she was in her burrow but and i figured i would feed her again because i thought her eagerness to eat meant she was really hungry after the fasting and the molt. From inside her burrow she ran out, grabbed the cricket, and ran back in almost in the blink of an eye. Also, she comes out to drink or to look for food im guessing, but the slightest movement of the terrarium (as in when i open the lid) or sometimes even if the light changes, she will run strait to her burrow. Ive watched alot of B. Albopilosum videos and ive never seen one so intent on staying hidden, or one so fast and skittish. I got this T. because I was told it had good temperament, and i held her at the pet store (where she seemed to be slow moving and easy going), but after the molt it seems she has completely changed. Anyone know why?