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If a Mexican Red Knee spider will not eat its food and molted three days ago could this be the problem?

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07/16/2015

I have 4 spiders as pets and have learned that they can go as long as 90 days without eating so i would leave 1 or 2 crickets with her and she will eat when she fells ready

I have a Mexican Red Knee (still not fully adult) that behaved just this way.

You need to give your spider some time. If she doesn't eat within the next couple of days, I'd be concerned, but not yet.

Give it a couple of days more without food or disturbance to let the spider "de-stress". If she still doesn't eat, there could be a problem.

Golly man. Relax- she just molted, you shouldn't try and feed her so soon. wait a couple of days and if she still doesn't eat, then you should probably call someone who is knowledgeable about that breed of spider for advice.

The spider's fine, don't feed her. She'll snap out of it in two weeks.

ALL OF THE ABOVE ANSWERS ARE CORRECT, BUT YOU SHOULDN'T TRY AND FEED YOUR TARANTULA FOR 14 DAYS AFTER IT HAS UNDERGONE ECDYSIS AS IT'S FANGS WON'T BE HARD ENOUGH.