Time to feed after a molt?

scjones22

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How long should you wait after a spiderling molts to feed it. It has been a three days now since my B. smithi molted and I thought about waiting a week before feeding it again so that its fangs and exoskeleton can develope entirely. I would like to hear some others fews on this subject so let me know.
 

Mushroom Spore

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The only exact answer is "when its fangs have turned black again."

I always wait a week with slings. It takes a VERY long time for a spider to starve to death, so just make sure they have water and it can't hurt to play it safe.
 

Pyst

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I usually wait 4-7 days on slings and about 7-10 days for juvies or adults. Personally I don't know that a spider would attempt to eat without being hardened up. If anyone knows or has first hand experience then please post it.

scjones22 where in TN are you located? Jackson here.

-Mike
 

anderstd

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I usually wait one week for slings and two week with adults just to be safe.
 

scjones22

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Im locacted in cookeville, directly between nashville and knoxville. Where do you you purchase your tarantulas, I have gotten all mine from the Aquatic Critter in Nashville.
 

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Personally I don't know that a spider would attempt to eat without being hardened up.
I don't think they would, but the issue for me is that I've never once succeeded at recapturing an unwanted cricket. So I prefer to be SURE it will get eaten, instead of having a cricket running loose with a T that's still too weak. :)

Im locacted in cookeville, directly between nashville and knoxville. Where do you you purchase your tarantulas, I have gotten all mine from the Aquatic Critter in Nashville.
Haha, that's crazy, I'm in Cookeville too! But ugh, as good a place as Aquatic Critter is, they're SO OVERPRICED. I've seen Ts there for a hundred bucks that I got for $4 or less from excellent online dealers. (AC also tends to leave tons of crickets loose in their scorp/T/lizard enclosures, which just angers me in general.)

I'd suggest http://www.swiftinverts.com/ , no question. Exotic Tropicals here in Cookeville is...only so-so with their herps and inverts, but I did give in and buy my big G. rosea there earlier this year. :8o What can I say, I wanted one and it looked sad. They have Avics sometimes, but they're kept terribly dry and miserable and would probably die on you. (I did get a guy to say he'd correct the terrible scorp enclosures, though, so you never know.)
 

Pyst

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Where do you you purchase your tarantulas, I have gotten all mine from the Aquatic Critter in Nashville.
I've heard good things about Aquatic Critter but I've never been there. Of course there's nothing here except for a Petco. I buy my stuff mostly from a few individuals here on the boards. If you want to buy online you might want to check the review links below:

Online Seller/Breeder Reviews

Online Dealer Reviews
 
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