"When you smell decay".She has been hunkered in for 6 weeks now. When should I check on her? Big female Blondi...
Thanks for your response. I have owned Red Legs, Fire Lags, Zebra striped, pink toes, and a big female King Baboon over the years. This is the first "Blondi" I have owned. I got it about 3 months ago and it is about 6" or so. I fed it well to fitten her up some and she holed up about 6 weeks ago. I paid 145.00 dollars. I do not know the difference between the two. This one does not have "boots". I will post a picture if she ever comes out!Most Theraphosa blondi sold are mislabeled Theraphosa stirmi and the real Theraphosa blondi is very expensive. But the care for both of them are the same so no worries. In your case, the T. knows what is best for itself and you're going to have to wait until it comes out. So nothing really much to worry about.
Thanks! There is no funny smell emanating! I have not offered any food since she holed. She was voracious before she burrowed up. She loves nightcrawlers!!"When you smell decay".
Yes, seriously - when a t barricades the entrance to its hide, consider that a "do not disturb" sign, keep the water dish full and with a stirmi/blondi/etc keep the moisture up, otherwise let it be. You can offer food periodically, but take the prey out if not eaten in 24 hrs. Basically it's just your tarantula doing tarantula things. She knows how to spider much better than you do.
Wow! Thanks for the feedback!I just had a Hapalopus sp. Colombia klein adult just come out alive and well after being holed up for somewhere between 4 and 8 months (it's been so long I honestly can't remember). And my G. pulchripes spent 3 months in hiding when she was still just a sling. So I'd say six weeks is not even remotely a concern.