Post Molt general inquiry

Delirious122

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Hey everyone my Brachypelma albopilosum molted almost 2 weeks ago and I have not been able to see her fangs to ensure she has completely black fangs. My T's feeding day is tomorrow and I was wondering if I should attempt to feed her since it's almost been 2 weeks or wait one more to be on the safer side I seen a post saying it could range from a week to a month depending on the T. I have been giving her water and what not as per my other T's just was wondering what I should do feeding wise as it's my first molt I've received with my T's. Any tips will help thanks! :)
 

Ellenantula

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I usually offer adult Ts food about 10 days after a moult. You should be good to go at 2 weeks. I feed slings about 5 days after a moult.
 

Devin B

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When my 3 inch C. Cyaneopubescens molted I waited 3 weeks. As I see it the longer you wait the better (within reason).
 

The Grym Reaper

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2 weeks should be more than enough time. If she isn't ready to eat then she won't even attempt to eat.

I usually offer a freshly moulted prey item for the first feeding after a moult anyway.
 

KezyGLA

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2 weeks should be more than enough time. If she isn't ready to eat then she won't even attempt to eat.

I usually offer a freshly moulted prey item for the first feeding after a moult anyway.
This.

I also offer softer prey like waxworms
 

Nightstalker47

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2 weeks is more then enough time for it to harden at that size, for a larger T that's an adult it's best to wait 3-4 weeks.

I usually just check out the color of the fangs, its the most reliable indicator, but as the @The Grym Reaper mentioned if its not ready to eat it will just ignore the prey.
 

KezyGLA

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I'm afraid I have to disagree with that. Just dont feed until fangs are black or enough time has passed for it to have completely hardened.

I have experienced some of my Phormictopus and Pamphobeteus species attacking the waterbowl when I am filling it, even when they are still a little jelly-like. Although they may not eat, they still have an instinctive feeding response. I think this is more typical in the species with larger appetites though.

Post molt meals are not as urgent as people seem to think. Rather safe than sorry.
 

Timc

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My B. albopilosum also just molted about ten days ago to about 2.5 inches and won't be fed until Tuesday or Wednesday. I'm not in a rush (especially since this girl is still surprisingly fat). Congrats on the first molt! That's one of the addictive aspects of keeping!
 

viper69

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Hey everyone my Brachypelma albopilosum molted almost 2 weeks ago and I have not been able to see her fangs to ensure she has completely black fangs. My T's feeding day is tomorrow and I was wondering if I should attempt to feed her since it's almost been 2 weeks or wait one more to be on the safer side I seen a post saying it could range from a week to a month depending on the T. I have been giving her water and what not as per my other T's just was wondering what I should do feeding wise as it's my first molt I've received with my T's. Any tips will help thanks! :)
No one can tell you because you haven't provided the size of your T
 

viper69

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She's about I'd say 3inches now I'd say b eye
If the abdomen is still plump, you have nothing to worry about. I don't have a specific feeding day for mine, as there is no such thing in the wild. If for whatever reason you cannot observe color after a couple of weeks, you can always put a smaller cricket in. If they don't want it, they will either bat it away, attack and drop it, or some other behavior indicating as such.
 

darkness975

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Hey everyone my Brachypelma albopilosum molted almost 2 weeks ago and I have not been able to see her fangs to ensure she has completely black fangs. My T's feeding day is tomorrow and I was wondering if I should attempt to feed her since it's almost been 2 weeks or wait one more to be on the safer side I seen a post saying it could range from a week to a month depending on the T. I have been giving her water and what not as per my other T's just was wondering what I should do feeding wise as it's my first molt I've received with my T's. Any tips will help thanks! :)
Should be good to go by now.
 
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