'Trapdoor' blue-foot tarantula/I. mira broken!!

emartinm28

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Lo and behold, it was in pre-molt! Issue is, I recently tried to feed it easier today, and a cricket is still somewhere in the enclosure. It seems its molted OK, but do I need to worry about the cricket or shall I get it out? Molts are so flipping stressful! View attachment 382181
Yes remove that cricket immediately, crickets are known to kill molting tarantulas!
 

ErinM31

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I’ve found that for some of my fossorials, it helps to start with the substrate fairly well packed down except for a starter burrow (for slings I put a finger in the substrate and pack it down all around. I think if the substrate is too loose it just collapses in as they try to burrow.
 

ErinM31

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Worth the wait. Colours are amazing, and she's hardening up nicely :D View attachment 382372
Glad to see and congrats on the lovely T! :happy: Hopefully she’ll settle in and get to work on her burrow after she’s fully hardened, which can take a while depending on size.

My I. mira always obliterates her molts and scatters the pieces throughout the substrate as if she were trying to hide the evidence! :lol: I’ve never seen another T do this and wonder whether it’s peculiar to the species or an individual quirk.
 

Oswoc

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Sorry to Resurrect this old thread, but seeking more advice on my I. mira. Since molting, she's not eating. I offer her food every week, crickets, roaches, worms, but they never disappear. She's well and truly built a burrow and covered it, presumably a trap door, but she's never had to use it. She has plenty of clean water too, I even spray her door sometimes In case she doesn't want to come out lol

Is this normal? I know Roseas and brachys can fast, but didn't know mine would? Been over 6 weeks now!! Or am I just being a noob again and panicking over nothing?

Thanks again!
 

8 legged

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I could see with my mira that a "home" is important to her. If I move it, it won't eat until its "trap door" is completed...
If nothing else is noticeable, I would not worry for the time being.
 

liquidfluidity

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I have 2. They are definitely out of the norm and stop eating off and on regularly. All I can say is patience.
 

Oswoc

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Ok thanks guys, will keep waiting and update you in a month or so when she orders a takeaway
 
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