Post Molt Feeding

VladTheImpaler

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I have approx a 4" Red Knee and she molted a few days ago. How long of span of time before they will feed again? Prior to the Pre-Molt she was a beast eater, crushing 3 large crickets in a sitting 2 to 3 times a week. Thanks
 

nicodimus22

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For a tarantula that size, I wait about 3 weeks after a molt to feed. If you can see the fangs, they need to be completely black before they are ready to go and it's safe for the T to eat.
 

viper69

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Fangs to from White to Red to Black, feed on black.

NOW, with a T that size even after the fangs are black they may not be ready to eat. Sometimes they require more time than you are used to. I have a few adult AFs and sometimes they take a week, sometimes 3 weeks to eat after fangs are black.

Make sure you have a FULL bowl water at all times however!!!
 

Bugmom

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I wait at least 7 days from the time I noticed the molt, then offer food. If it's not snatched up right away, I remove it, then try again a week later.
 

Andrea82

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3 large crickets 3 times a week...that is a lot of food...
How long had she been in premolt before actually molting?
 
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