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What Are Your Best Eaters?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Tia B, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. Tia B

    Tia B Arachnopigeon Arachnosupporter

    Which tarantulas in your collection are the best eaters? For me, my A. geniculata is definitely number one, but my N. chromatus, P. scrofa, and GBB are competing for the title.
  2. Garth Vader

    Garth Vader Arachnohipster Arachnosupporter

    Most of mine are babies, but my GBBs eat well and so does the Phormictopuc auratus (a little beast).

    When he isn't fasting, my Aphonopelma anax goes nuts for food and really pounces on things.

    Then I have a lot of very dainty eaters. "No thanks! I'm so full! I ate 2 months ago! I have to watch the size of my abdomen!"
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  3. Tia B

    Tia B Arachnopigeon Arachnosupporter

    Yeah, my A. chalcodes, A. hentzi, B. hamorii and P. muticus are all picky eaters. I know your pain.
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  4. PanzoN88

    PanzoN88 Arachnobaron Active Member

    P. cancerides
    P. atrichromatus
    A. geniculata
    B. albopilosum
    O. Sp. "Cebu"
    G. pulchripes
    B, schroederi
    B. hamorii
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  5. Flexzone

    Flexzone Arachnodemon

    My Acanthoscurria geniculata hands down, Don't remember when she last missed a meal excluding being in premolt.
    2nd is my Lasiodora parahybana
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  6. Sarkhan42

    Sarkhan42 Arachnobaron Active Member

    I've had to put Charlotte, my L. klugi, on a diet on several occasions. She's insanely voracious, she'll come out of her burrow when I refill water to make sure it's nothing she can eat, and I'm pretty sure she's fanged every water dish I've given her at least once. She's just so darn cute though, the most pronounced tip toe happy dance in my entire collection, how could I not feed her?
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  7. nicodimus22

    nicodimus22 Arachnomancer Arachnosupporter

    My male B. albopilosum, Curly Fries.


    Insatiable, that one. More than my pampho or anything else. He's been like that since he was tiny.
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  8. Arachnoclown

    Arachnoclown Arachnosquire

    T stirmi...will out eat everything I have. Here's a video of a juvenile of mine with a 6 cricket snack...
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  9. StampFan

    StampFan Arachnobaron Active Member

    Pamphobeteus vespertinus. Hands down. If I have an extra feeder or 3 left over she never refuses. And locates the prey with ridiculous precision. Never hits the ground. I'd own 20 of these. Attacks water. She's a juvenile monster. I don't even bother opening the enclosure. Just put it in a prey sized air hole and its decimated. She's the bomb.

    I had a Brachy alb. that I purchased in the '80s from a pet store that I would feed crickets once a month that would take down 5 before you could watch. Right up til the end.

    They will all devour when they are hungry.

    I always feed the day I get them after shipping and have had five or so species you wouldn't consider voracious literally jump out of the enclosure. Eu parvulus. Eu sp red. Plesiopelma sp Bolivia.

    My new sling contender might be my Tapi sp Union Island. Eats the day before molt. Eats anything I drop in. And growing fast.
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  10. Tia B

    Tia B Arachnopigeon Arachnosupporter

    Love the name!
  11. Nightshady

    Nightshady Dislike Harvester Arachnosupporter

    A. geniculata and C. cyaneopubescens for me.
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  12. Paul1126

    Paul1126 Arachnobaron Active Member

    B. sabulosum
    B. klaasi
    B. kahlenbergi

    Nothing dropped in their enclosures last 10

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  13. Jayvicularia

    Jayvicularia Arachnopeon

    My slings always seem to feed quicker than the juveniles and adults. C. Dyscolus is a great eater for me.
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  14. Rittdk01

    Rittdk01 Arachnoknight

    T stirmi and LP eat everything in a few seconds
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  15. Pokie11

    Pokie11 Arachnosquire

    A. geniculata
    T. violaceus
    N. incei


    my true spider Xysticus cristatus
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  16. johnny quango

    johnny quango Arachnoknight Arachnosupporter

    This is hands down the easiest question I'll every answer on here. Since i got her as a 2cm sling my Pamphobeteus sp mascara as never and really do mean never turned down a meal, I've seen her eat Thursday and moult Friday.

    I have 3 others that eat 99% of the time and they are from an unlikely source at 1st glance but if you keep any you'll know what they are like for feeding response
    G grossa, G iheringi and G actaeon
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  17. Leila

    Leila Arachnobaron

    Same. My 2 B. albo are little pigs. :D
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  18. KezyGLA

    KezyGLA Arachnoking Active Member

    All of my Phormics, Pamphos, Theraphosa & Xenesthis
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  19. PanzoN88

    PanzoN88 Arachnobaron Active Member

    So i am not the only one that gave my B. albopilosum a weird but necessary name (i named mine mop)
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  20. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnoreaper Arachnosupporter

    I don't think I could describe any of mine as "poor eaters", my A. chalcodes, G. sp. 'Concepcion' and E. sp. 'Red' have only refused one meal on me but go nuts otherwise, all the rest never turn down meals unless in pre-moult.

    The best would be:

    P. atrichromatus
    A. geniculata
    L. parahybana
    T. stirmi
    A. variegata
    P. irminia/pulcher/cambridgei/ecclesiasticus
    H. gigas
    C. cyaneopubescens
    N. incei
    D. diamantinensis
    P. antinous
    C. huahini
    O. aureotibialis


    Forgot G. iheringi and both my Nhandu species lel
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