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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Bryan, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. Bryan

    Bryan New Member

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    Hi everyone! I've just got my first tarantula,which is a baby Grammostola pulchripes recently.The seller told me to feed her(actually I don't know whether its a male or female) straight away after I receive her as her previous meal was like one and a half week ago.So I've followed the sellers advice and she doesn't seem like wanna take her meal.What should i do? wx_camera_1539011924055.jpg
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    If she hasn't eaten it within 24 hours you need to remove it and try again in 4-5 days.

    Welcome to the hobby btw.
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    Bryan New Member

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    Alright,got it.Thanks for the quick reply and friendly welcome!
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    Dave Jay Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the hobby! Leave that wallet out, you'll be buying more tarantulas before too long!
    You don't need to worry too much if a tarantula doesn't eat, as long as the abdomen is plump there's no need to worry, keep a water dish full though.
    If you feel like the food is intimidating the spider you can kill it and/or cut it up and leave it overnight, it might be the problem. Of course smaller live prey may be what's needed to get a response, worth trying but chances are it's just not hungry, they can go months without food so don't worry too much.
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    Bryan New Member

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    Thanks for the welcome! I've tried to kill the feeder roach and hope it'll work...
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