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Beth

Bethan567

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Hi I'm Beth. I have 3 tarantulas. 1 Indian violet earth tiger. 1 black curly and a Mexican red knee. The black and the red knee r fine. Eating moulting..... But I got the Indian tiger in Jan and it won't eat. As far as I know it hasn't touched a thing. Won't eat worms I had from the shop won't eat crickets. Don't know what to do???
 

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Are you housing your tarantula in environmentally appropriate conditions for this species? Sometimes, not having a tarantula in the right conditions will cause this. There are also other factors such as molting, mites, nematodes or just plain fasting. Your tarantula may have just had enough to eat and preparing for a molt. :)
 

Bethan567

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post a picture by clicking this box by the reply one. dont worry about it too much for now as they can go a while without eating.

what do you mean by black curly to? (picture if possible) :)
Are you housing your tarantula in environmentally appropriate conditions for this species? Sometimes, not having a tarantula in the right conditions will cause this. There are also other factors such as molting, mites, nematodes or just plain fasting. Your tarantula may have just had enough to eat and preparing for a molt. :)
There were mites and I quickly sorted that prob. It hasn't eaten since I bought it. What are nematodes?. It might be housing??? But can't seem to send pics
 

octanejunkie

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Nematodes are microscopic non-segmented worms that occur naturally in soil all around the world. Most are harmless to your tarantula.

Pics would help a lot...
 

Bethan567

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There were mites and I quickly sorted that prob. It hasn't eaten since I bought it. What are nematodes?. It might be housing??? But can't seem to send pics
View attachment 46143
post a picture by clicking this box by the reply one. dont worry about it too much for now as they can go a while without eating.

what do you mean by black curly to? (picture if possible) :)
View attachment 46143
post a picture by clicking this box by the reply one. dont worry about it too much for now as they can go a while without eating.

what do you mean by black curly to? (picture if possible) :)
There were mites and I quickly sorted that prob. It hasn't eaten since I bought it. What are nematodes?. It might be housing??? But can't seem to send pics
these are my Indian violet earth tiger enclosure
 

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Bethan567

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You’ve bought it from a pet shop I assume? They’ve mugged you off. It’s a mature male and you’ll be lucky if he eats at all before he dies which could be very soon
What.... Only had it in Jan they said it was a baby not an adult. Never bought an adult. I know I'm new to the hobby as I have 2 more I was going to post up... Did u see the pics as Im not sure what I'm doing. How can u tell its a mature adult? What the hell am I going to do??? What about the enclosure itself... It is also in a viv. Would like to know after I post everything up if the housing is right. If the viv is right... Any comments whatsoever off anyone would be so appreciated.
 

Bethan567

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What.... Only had it in Jan they said it was a baby not an adult. Never bought an adult. I know I'm new to the hobby as I have 2 more I was going to post up... Did u see the pics as Im not sure what I'm doing. How can u tell its a mature adult? What the hell am I going to do??? What about the enclosure itself... It is also in a viv. Would like to know after I post everything up if the housing is right. If the viv is right... Any comments whatsoever off anyone would be so appreciated.
Did u get the last text too?? How old would you think it is? Haven't touched a thing since Jan. Tried crickets, larve or the white worms. Won't touch nothing. Can every 1 let me know if they r actually recieveing these messages. Thanks
 
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