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Opinions needed please!

SikmT7

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3 Year Member
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Hey everyone so real quick update,
I tried giving him some mealworms because, sorry but I personally detest crickets, and figured I'd at least see if I can avoid them and sadly I think no, he is absolutely not interested in the mealworms. I put some in a dish they couldnt get out of and he didnt touch it, I used some tongs and put it so close to him and still didnt want any. So I guess crickets it will have to be. However hes gotten super calm, when I first moved him he was moving so quick and darting around anytime I did anything, but now hes so calm, I can open his lid and he doesnt move, sometimes when I need him to move out from one spot I will use a brush and very lightly nudge him and he doesnt dart away! He walks real calmly to the other side, and doesnt turn around and throw hands either! He actually hasnt done a defensive pose at all yet. Now on another note, I didnt give very deep substrate like some suggested so he cant burrow, but to make up for it hes in a very dark corner of my shelves, but he has been doing this thing recently where he just kinda sits on top of his water dish? Not in the water but just on the rim of the bowl? And hes completely webbed up the area around the bowl. I had to move him away from the bowl today so I could add water to it. Just kind of odd, dont know if theres a reason or if maybe he just likes the bowl?
Sorry for another paragraph here lol
I would definitely recommend that you add more substrate they like to burrow. They do eat mealworms, as you just have recently purchased your T, give her time to get acclimated as my T's have refused food for a couple of weeks when I first purchase them. Your T has been in a pet shop for quite some time and could still be stressed from it. With my A seemani, she likes a small hide with deep substrate I'd say at least 4-5 inches. They web up their water dish so that they can easily find it when they are in need of more humidity. T's use their webs as trip lines to pick up vibrations of wandering prey items as well as to trace the vicinity of their surroundings. If your T still refuses mealworms then yes, crickets, roaches, and locusts are good. My seemani is a voracious eater typically, but you don't want to power feed them as that speeds up their lifespan, once every 12-14 days of feeding is perfectly fine for them as they do better on that regimen. No worries, you're doing fine :)
 

Jess S

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Hey everyone so real quick update,
I tried giving him some mealworms because, sorry but I personally detest crickets, and figured I'd at least see if I can avoid them and sadly I think no, he is absolutely not interested in the mealworms. I put some in a dish they couldnt get out of and he didnt touch it, I used some tongs and put it so close to him and still didnt want any. So I guess crickets it will have to be.
Maybe it can't sense the mealworms, as they were in the bowl. When prey is on the substrate their movement causes vibrations that the spider feels.

Only my bolder T's will pounce on prey dropped in front of them.

One trick is to crush the mealworms head before dropping it in by the seemani. That stops the worm from burrowing, and it still wiggles enough for the spider to know it's prey. Leave it in overnight. It may well have taken it. If not, remove the next day.
 
Stupid me...u got zebra...good choice :)

"All beginner species, pick the one you like the most. Albo will be closer to a rock, zebra will dig and stay under more, avic will web and is arboreal, also thought to be more finicky... (I don't think so myself, just be easy with water). All of them are easy and goofy. I would go with zebra myself just because I don't have it :)

Don't overthink it, you will get all 3 of them in a month or so anyway...and a jumper :)"
 
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