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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

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    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.

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 : )