Shipping forcing premolt?

stk5m

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I got a 3.5" female p. regalis in the mail about two weeks ago and it hasn't eaten yet. The person I got this t from said that he just fed it before it went out in the mail and had molted three months earlier. My question is this: can shipping a t force it into premolt?
 

P. Novak

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I got a 3.5" female p. regalis in the mail about two weeks ago and it hasn't eaten yet. The person I got this t from said that he just fed it before it went out in the mail and had molted three months earlier. My question is this: can shipping a t force it into premolt?
I don't think it does do that, but it could have just went into premolt before or during the shipment. It could still be stressed from the shipping. Though 2 weeks sounds a little long, but who knows.
 

syph

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I have had a mantis molt during shipping and a T and a random true spider which wasnt ordered but came amonst sum laughing gas I ordered maybe coincidence but I rekon the constant darkness may induce it...dunno tho would be interesting to hear other ppls opinions.
 

galeogirl

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It's probably just shipping stress. It will eat once it's settled in.
 

Talkenlate04

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Shipping causes tons of stress that takes weeks to get over sometimes. Some Ts dont ever recover (but thats a small percent). Just give her more time to settle.
 

stk5m

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ok thanks guys. I'll try keepin her in darkness and see if that helps
 
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