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After fasting for 2 years, guess how many roaches it eats?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by dban, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. dban

    dban Arachnopeon

    Ok I'll tell you, NINE! ALL AT ONCE!

    My 5" G rosea just stuffed itself after a 2 year fast.

    It might've eaten more but I decided 9 is a good enough start :clap:

    You can't see them all but all the 9 roaches are there still waving their antennae.


    What's the most you've seen your tarantulas eat at once?
  2. Brian F.

    Brian F. Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Just out of curiosity, what species of roach are these?
  3. I watched my little 3' rosie eat 7 at once. It was awesome. Her fangs were full, but she still tried to stuff herself with more anyway.
  4. dban

    dban Arachnopeon

    B lateralis
  5. Sathane

    Sathane Arachnoking

    Whoa! Have you every tried riding that rosie? ;)

  6. BrynWilliams

    BrynWilliams Arachnoprince

    Out of interest did it moult in that time?
  7. seanbond

    seanbond Arachnoking

    so u just kept tossing them in and stopped at 9?
  8. And then you ask why it doesn't eat for 2 years!
  9. Sathane

    Sathane Arachnoking

    Obviously she was hungry but I do have to concur with Radamanthys' sentiment. Regardless of how long a specimen has gone without eating, I still feed based on abdomen size. If she was still plump I would have only offered a few.

    Not saying that my method is the only proper way but a very plump abdomen is more susceptible to damage.
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2009
  10. jme

    jme Arachnobaron

    Dont forget to add if the abdomen is to big the T might not be able to molt properly ;)
  11. blix

    blix Arachnosquire

    Damn 2 years is a long time, I don't think my nerves could handle that, I would be worried sick. Did you take a picture of it's abdomen before it began eating? I would like to see how it looked after a 2 year fasting.
  12. Dave

    Dave Arachnobaron

    LOL LOL First thing I noticed too! {D
  13. Sathane

    Sathane Arachnoking

    ;) I don't even want to think about how much damage a T that size could do.

  14. jbm150

    jbm150 Arachnoprince

    Thats nuts, she's a little monster! After all that, she may not eat again for another 2 years. As bryn mentioned, did she molt before or during the fast?
  15. that's pretty nuts!

    how can 9 fit? its like trying to stuff 9 big macs into our human mouths!
  16. Paramite

    Paramite Arachnoprince

    I like to feed more than 10 full grown crickets to my T. blondi at once. It's fun to watch, when she has a huge moving cricket ball in her mouth. Needless to say, I don't feed her very often...
  17. dban

    dban Arachnopeon

    During the whole 2 years, amazingly, she was fat and still active webbing up everything. I made a thread about it a few days ago with the title 2 years. I still don't get it :?

    And I've never seen her molt in her 2 years with me.

    Rosies are crazy
  18. Jackuul

    Jackuul Arachnoknight

    Have you ever been to a McD's at lunchtime? I've seen them downed consecutively, and two at a time. I am sure someone could do 9 (competition eaters etc).
  19. >///< You know what I meant.
  20. dantediss

    dantediss Arachnoknight

    Most crix iv fed was 15 and it was on accident..Feeding an 8in plus lp i was speed feeding crix..Dumping from a pinch point pet store bag ,Accidently slipped and dumped 15 ( i counted ) in,didnt have time to get them out ,The lp was already chowing them,needless too say she didnt eat the rest of the month : )