when to feed

Kali

Arachnoknight
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my H.spp female just molted, she is @5-6 inches when stretched out. how long should i wait before i offer her food? she didn't go off food for too long before molting, maybe a month-month +1/2.

Kristin:?
 

TheDon

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for my little ones about 2 - 3" I wait about 5 days. But for the bigger ones you need to wait longer maybe about 2 weeks, maybe a bit longer. Easiest way to tell is when the fangs are shiny black.

Good Luck

TheDon
 

Sean

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my l.parahybana just molted and i waited to feed s/he about a week
 

Kali

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Thanks! she is in the most helpless little ball now from the exhaustions of molting. somehow it is rewarding to see a haplopelma looking helpless, at least momentarily. this is an animal who routinely attacks metal forceps designed to remove her water dish.

Kristin:}
 

SpiderTwin

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I would wait about a week and then try tossing in a cricket. Give her some time to recoop and for her fangs to harden up.
 
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