I didn't vote because every one of those options is correct depending on the T's size and any molt problems,,,and a few other variables that make this impossible to answer.
So much info on the internet about feeding a t after a molt but how much of it is actually accurate. how long is it necessary to wait prior to feeding? i've read articles that range from three days to a full month and everything in between so, being a relatively new tarantula owner im not quite sure what to do or how long to wait. i don't handle my T, l. parahybana so im not quite sure if she's hardened and i certainly don't wnat to risk breaking her fangs.
If it`s an adult T I usually wait about 2 weeks or more. Juveniles about a week....I always pay attention to the colour of the fangs!!
I'd have to agree with all of the above. Theres not enough information to give a guess. I'm not going to wait a month to feed one of my 1/4" spiderlings because it would have molted again but I'm not going to wait 2days to try and feed a 7" female. I would redo the poll with something like.."Wait.....days to feed my 6" rosea." or something like that.
I agree with everyone else. It depends on when the fangs have hardened up and turned black again. The amount of time can vary from a couple of days to several weeks depending on the species and size of the T. This is a poll with no possible correct answer.
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I also base it on fang color. Every tarantula is different, so until I see the fangs are black I don't feed. With burrowers I won't see, I wait two weeks to allow for a bad molt. Waiting a bit longer to feed won't be a big deal, leaving prey in with a tarantula with soft fangs would be a lot worse..
Either that or I'll toss a prekilled cricket near the burrow and see if it takes it..
Sorry bro they're right, all depends on the specimen in question.
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It's not a reasonable question, I've had slings ready to feed within 24 hours of a molt and adults not for a month.
It depends on age, species, temperature and I am sure many other factors.
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It is not a question with one answer. Like everyone else has it depends on the T. Personally I always feed within the week for slings and within two weeks for adults.
But those are just rules of thumb. If a T is moving about and it's fangs are black you can offer. But if the T does not eat with in 48 hours, the prey should be removed.
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I always wait about 5-7 days before feeding after a molt. But the color of the fangs is the best indicator.
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