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Old 11-08-2016, 12:40 PM
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I am a spider pro who has kept many different UK spiders, the last on my list is house spiders (they feel pretty boring in comparison to my false widows) but I have feed him 4 giant flies and his abdomen has shrunk exponentially! Any ideas why and should I be feeding him something different?

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Old 11-08-2016, 10:32 PM
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Fruit flies?

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Old 11-08-2016, 10:47 PM
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Nope, just standard big flies you would find outside like half the size of my thumb - I have replaced the cardinal spider with another but I am still interested why that happened with the last one. Anyways can you give me any advice on what they prefer?

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Old 11-08-2016, 10:54 PM
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Sorry don't know anything about spiders but i feed my house spiders a fruit fly now and again.

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Old 11-08-2016, 11:15 PM
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Aren't fruit flies tiny though compared to house spiders?
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Old 11-08-2016, 11:45 PM
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Like i said i dont know much about spiders but i dont think they eat much...

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Old 13-08-2016, 09:45 PM
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I am a spider pro
Really ? May i ask .. says who ?


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who has kept many different UK spiders, the last on my list is house spiders (they feel pretty boring in comparison to my false widows)
A pro but dont know the real names of the spiders you keep ?


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but I have feed him 4 giant flies and his abdomen has shrunk exponentially!
If it is a he, who sexed it and how ?

Fed him 4 giant flies ???
Species and size of these flies ?
When were the flies fed to it and over what period of time ?
Were the flies captive raised or wild caught ?


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Any ideas why and should I be feeding him something different?
If it is a he then you have answered your own question
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Old 13-08-2016, 09:46 PM
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Just out of curiosity do males and females have different diets?

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Old 14-08-2016, 01:15 AM
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Is this Tegenaria spp. ?

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Old 15-08-2016, 10:08 PM
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Just out of curiosity do males and females have different diets?

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No they do not
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