Help with Tarantulas FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

(Q) Male tarantulas:

How do I know if a male is mature? Find my Answer
When is a mature male ready to mate? Find my Answer

(Q) Female tarantulas:

How do you know if a female is receptive to the male? Find my Answer
Can I feed a female who has got an egg sac? Find my Answer
When are the spiderlings ready to remove? Find my Answer

(Q) Egg sacs:

What does an egg sac look like? Find my Answer
How long will an egg sac take to ‘hatch’? Find my Answer

(Q) Behaviour:

My spider is laying on its back. Find my Answer
My spider is not feeding anymore. Find my Answer
My spider is clinging to the side of the tank and will not use its retreat.Find my Answer
My spider kicked its back legs over its abdomen. Find my Answer
My arboreal spider has squirted a jet of liquid out of its rear end. Find my Answer
My spider made a hissing sound. Find my Answer

(Q) Moulting:

My spider is moulting, but hasn’t moved for ages. Find my Answer
My spider has completed its moult, but the old skin is still stuck to the abdomen.  Find my Answer
My spider is definitely stuck in its moult.  Find my Answer

(Q) Feeding:

How often should I feed my adult tarantula? Find my Answer
How often should I feed my spiderlings? Find my Answer
What can I feed to my spiders? Find my Answer

(Q) Pests:

The substrate in my tarantula tank is mouldy. Find my Answer
My tank is full of small black flies. Find my Answer
My tank is full of mites. Find my Answer
My spider has mites on it. Find my Answer

(Q) Tanks:

How do I stop condensation forming on the front of the glass? Find my Answer
My tank smells of rotting meat. Find my Answer

(Q) Injury:

My spider is bleeding clear fluid. Find my Answer
My spider is missing a limb, fang or spinneret. Find my Answer
My spider’s abdomen has got a bald patch. Find my Answer

Originally created By: Richard Gallon

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