Trapdoor Problem

SpyderMacFly

Arachnopeon
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Jan 7, 2007
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About a month ago I got a red African trapdoor spider from "Jansen Exotics". When it arrived it was healthy and aggressive, and was given about 7 or 8 inches of eco-earth to burrow in. It made a burrow and trapdoor, but there is somthing odd about it`s behavior. It will refuse to eat any prey item that I put into the container and is always holding its door shut.:wall: Could it be getting ready to molt?:confused:

If anybody knows why it is acting this way please let me know.
 

beetleman

Arachnoking
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Jan 5, 2005
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most likely it's going to molt,is the substrate moist? i have traps too(different ssp.) and when they stop eating that's sometimes the case,other times they fast for awhile,but make sure the substrate is moist,they can dry out quickly.hope this helps.
 

8+)

Arachnolord
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Feb 21, 2007
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Also, they don't need to eat very often. I feed mine about once a week, but that's probably way more often than they need.
 
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