Rabid wolf spider not eating

Wolfspidurguy

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I have a female rabid wolf spider who refuses to eat. I've not fead her for 4 days and and that was her first food in captivity. I tried tout feed her a small cricket yesterday but she wouldn't take it, I tried another one... nothing. I thought she just wasn't hungry and continued on with my day. Today I tried again and she didn't take it, later I tried with a different bug at night and she didn't take. I'm worried about her plz help
 

chanda

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How is she housed? It could be that she doesn't feel safe enough to eat - or she could be getting ready to molt or just not hungry. Like most spiders, they don't need to eat terribly often - I typically feed my wolf spiders once every week or two, with the exception of slings. Slings get fed every couple of days - and if they get hungry in between, they munch on each other. :eek:
 

Wolfspidurguy

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How is she housed? It could be that she doesn't feel safe enough to eat - or she could be getting ready to molt or just not hungry. Like most spiders, they don't need to eat terribly often - I typically feed my wolf spiders once every week or two, with the exception of slings. Slings get fed every couple of days - and if they get hungry in between, they munch on each other. :eek:
It may be housing my parents force me to keep the spiders outside. This results in wet soil and cold temperatures. I've tried convincing them but they won't budge... the best I can do for her is put a cardboard box over its enclosure and pray
 

chanda

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Can you at least move them into a garage or shed or something? In the wild, they would go deep into a burrow where they would be warm(ish) and dry. It isn't good for them to be trapped where they are too wet/cold and have no option to seek a more suitable environment.
 

Wolfspidurguy

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Can you at least move them into a garage or shed or something? In the wild, they would go deep into a burrow where they would be warm(ish) and dry. It isn't good for them to be trapped where they are too wet/cold and have no option to seek a more suitable environment.
I'm getting that sorted today do u think she'll live till then
 
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