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Perfect Cricket Size for Juvenile?

Discussion in 'Brachypelma' started by Zarshenyu, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. Zarshenyu

    Zarshenyu Member

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    Hello :)

    I just give my T cricket. But he seems like he just chill around and didn't catch the cricket.

    My T is 7cm juvenile. The cricket is about 2cm.
    Does the cricket size is perfect for my T?
    I also attached picture of my T and the cricket.

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    Tortoise Tom Well-Known Member

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    That spider could eat a cricket that size if it wanted to. It is either not hungry, or it might be preparing to molt.
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    Nunua Well-Known Member

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    The cricket could be at least twice the size and the T would be perfectly fine with it. If the T is not interested, it's probably just in premolt :)
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    Yes. It was 10 pm when i give him cricket. Before i got sleep, i always check my T. He always standing near the cricket, but wont eat it. I also touched the cricket to make it move but after the cricket move, he just stand quietly staring at the cricket.

    It has been 8 hours after i gave him the cricket. The cricket is so passive meanwhile before i went to sleep last night, my T always stand close to the cricket. But don't touch it.

    Is that because the cricket wasn't moving? Or my tarantula still stress after rehouse? (i just bought him one week ago Friday) or he is in premolt?

    If he's on premolt, i still didn't see sign premolt. Is there anything i miss? I also upload recent pictures of my T and close up pictures of his abdomen. :T: IMG_20181006_065300.jpg _20181006_065511.jpg _20181006_070032.jpg _20181006_070018.jpg _20181006_070002.jpg _20181006_065926.jpg _20181006_065905.jpg

    Pardon my low quality camera :)

    Thank you.
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    Has your spider eaten previously since you've had it?
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  6. Zarshenyu

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    My T ate 2/3 mealworm that has been cutted into 3 pieces a week ago...
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    I think i realize something.

    Compared to last week (before he ate 2/3 mealworm), his abdomen now is slightly bigger.

    First picture is his recent picture. 2nd picture i took on 29 September.

    Is that a sign of premolt? He also has bald spot on his abdomen. But the seller said that it is bald because he shed urticating hair when shipping

    Thank you

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  8. Zarshenyu

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    Good news, everyone! :D
    Finally my T eat his first cricket! (since i adopt him 1 week ago) :D

    From what i see, there are 2 possibilities why he didn't want to eat:
    1. He didn't poop yet :D Maybe he was full until he pooped and started to feel hungry again :D
    2. Cricket i dropped yesterday maybe was a sick cricket. Because the cricket didn't move at all and my T ignored it. And this night, when i took the cricket for my T, i saw a dried and dead cricket. I immediately took out the dried and dead cricket. But I don't remember if the dead cricket is the same cricket i gave to my T yesterday.

    And (again) my question is, is it okay to give my T a cannibal cricket? I'm afraid if the cannibal ate the sick cricket and it affect my T.

    Thank you very much

    P.S: i attached my T eating his dinner. I'm so happy!
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