Pink zebra beauty behavior

qtfelicia

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I am new to the hobby and about 2 months ago picked up my first T, a mature female pzb, at an expo. The seller had let me know she recently molted, and that she typically eats a couple times a week. In the first month I was able to get her to eat (crickets) twice but she has since stopped eating. She’s also super active lately.
Since I’m a new owner I’m just hoping someone can let me know if her behavior is normal, or if maybe there could be something wrong?

for her home I have her set up on some eco earth and she has a little cork hide but she only goes in there at night and is frequently just walking around all over the place.

Here’s a pic of her today, the other two are older.
 

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Seems like she's alright. Sometimes Ts decide not to eat for no particular reason. And I hear that happens quite often with E. campestratus, they are iffy eaters.
Don't worry too much, offer food every week and remove it if she doesn't grab it.
 

Thekla

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Seems to me as if you got yourself a mature male, the behaviour would fit and I'm almost sure I can see some bulbs in the last picture.

Could you post a clear picture of the pedipalps again?

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If I'm right I would contact the seller and get your money back (at least most of it) or find another solution, because this should've been perfectly clear when he sold the T to you.
 
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dangerforceidle

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Seems to me as if you got yourself a mature male, the behaviour would fit and I'm almost sure I can see some bulbs in the last picture.
I don't see any indication of palpal bulbs on this spider. It may not be female, it doesn't appear to be a mature male.
 

Thekla

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Well, I may very well be mistaken but this looks at least suspicious (that's why I asked for a clearer picture):

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The behaviour would fit perfectly and it also looks kinda leggy. ;)

@qtfelicia If it's indeed a mature male the behaviour would be absolutely normal. Not eating and roaming around a lot, looking for a mate, is what mature males do.
I hope some more experienced users will chime in... @cold blood @Ungoliant @The Grym Reaper @boina @Vanessa?
 

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we would need a better pic of the palps...particularly the under side of the palps....i dont see anything difinitive in these pics.
 

Vanessa

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Mature males of this species are usually unmistakable. The ones I've met are extremely dark and have legs for days... they're huge. This does not look like a mature male to me.
My girl is pretty sedentary, but she does have short spurts where she is active and does a lot of remodeling of her enclosure. They also don't have voracious appetites, and this one is very chubby, so not eating is not unusual.
I would not be concerned.
 
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