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Is my Avic in Premolt?

Discussion in 'Avicularia' started by Cavity, Sep 17, 2018.

  1. Cavity

    Cavity New Member

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    Im fairly new to owning a T, approximately 2-3months since I first got her.

    Shes started to enclose herself in a web and im wondering if shes building a "cocoon" to molt in, there's no opening in her webbing from what I can see. What do you guys think?

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    If its sealed...and theres no openings this means leave me alone. This is what they do during premolt. No worries.
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    Should I stop feeding now?
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    Yes....I would not feed it. As long as its sealed up I never feed any tarantula even terrestrial. This usually means they are in premolt. As soon as you see it outside again you can try feeding again. Mine will come out again a week or two after molting. However they sometimes just fast as adults and they will seal themselves off as well. I'll feed them again when they start coming out hunting.
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    I'm still new to this but I learned that lesson. One of my A. avics (Elvira) was sealed up so tight in her web it reminded me of a mummy. She finally molted about a week ago. Couldn't understand how she ever squeezed out of that thing.
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    So cool, mine is still adding to her webbing. Do you know how long the whole processes took for your avic?
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    I have two A. avics. Esmeralda took about 5-6 weeks and Elvira was about two weeks longer. Both were wrapped up pretty well.
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