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Old 02-08-2013, 12:19 AM
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Exactly as the title says! I'm looking to get a new tarantula, preferably terrestrial, and want one which would be a good eater, as watching them pounce on the prey is one of the best parts of owning them! So what tarantula in your opinion is a good feeder, as well as a good all-round tarantula?
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Exactly as the title says! I'm looking to get a new tarantula, preferably terrestrial, and want one which would be a good eater, as watching them pounce on the prey is one of the best parts of owning them! So what tarantula in your opinion is a good feeder, as well as a good all-round tarantula?
salmon pink birdeater,
brazilian giant white kneed birdeater,
gbb,
mexican red rump,
honduran curly hair,
all the avics (although they're arboreal, they'll leap into the air after flying prey),
any of the african baboons (except the king baboon which hides all the time).
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Many many spiders fall into that criteria lol.

Personally all of my spiders are great eaters except my New River Rust Rump, she's not eaten for months, my others are Salmon Pink Bird Eater, G pulchra, P cambridgei, Chile Gold Burst, B smithi, B albiceps & B bohemi, Chaco Golden Knee & A geniculata..................all of my bigger spiders all pounce on their roaches in seconds, even my larger slings.
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Get a Pamphobetus sp our P.antinous ate an adult hissing roach last night :-D
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:39 AM
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Thank you for all the speedy replies

I just wanted to know which ones are exceptionally good eaters through-out

I have a curly hair sling and a white knee sling who already eat like pigs, but the only larger, sub adult T I have is a 3 inch pink toe, who eats well for about a month after he molts, and then goes on hunger strike, maybe eating a cricket every two months until he molts again
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Thank you for all the speedy replies

I just wanted to know which ones are exceptionally good eaters through-out

I have a curly hair sling and a white knee sling who already eat like pigs, but the only larger, sub adult T I have is a 3 inch pink toe, who eats well for about a month after he molts, and then goes on hunger strike, maybe eating a cricket every two months until he molts again
that's pretty rare for an avic- they usually eat all the time until they go into premoult.
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that's pretty rare for an avic- they usually eat all the time until they go into premoult.
Mine must be a fussy one.... When I first got him, he ate one a week like normal, then sealed himself in a we'd for about 3 months, eating about once every two three weeks. He then started eating well and sitting out, and I found a molt in his old web (although I am unsure when he actually molted as his web was sealed and multiple layers thick )

As I said before, after moulting he ate like an absolute pig for a few months, jumping on crickets the other side of the tank like there was no tomorrow. But now he has made a large web up in the corner of the tank, and it refusing to eat once again, although he has not sealed the opening so I do not believe he's going into premolt just yet—also because he only molted in April/may time.
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Avics are just the best for absolutely everything. I've had them eat the day before a moult in the past.

But the best feeding response I've seen has got to be Nhandu chromatus; the ones I've had in the past would fly across the other end of the encolsure to grab their prey.
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