Avicularia Husbandry?

kevinlowl

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lol moths are the pinnacle of T feeding, arboreals will jump and catch them in mid air. just make sure to know which are poisonous in your area.
Do arboreal tarantulas have good eyesight? When you say jump I'm thinking jumping spider.
 

Venom1080

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Do arboreal tarantulas have good eyesight? When you say jump I'm thinking jumping spider.
No, very poor compared to humans, but better then most as cold blood said. They jump as a means to escape predators. They can go quite far. I have seen Poecilotheria leap and catch moths but I believe it was the rapid flapping of the wings that let the spider find it.
 

TarantulaArvind

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Do arboreal tarantulas have good eyesight? When you say jump I'm thinking jumping spider.
Jumping spiders have the best eyesight among the spiders...
While the jumping spiders rely on eyesight mainly, the arboreals rely on vibrations (and better eyesight compared to terrestials/fossorials) as a means to locate their prey.

In general, Eyesight of Jumping spiders >arboreals >terrestials
 

kevinlowl

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Jumping spiders have the best eyesight among the spiders...
While the jumping spiders rely on eyesight mainly, the arboreals rely on vibrations (and better eyesight compared to terrestials/fossorials) as a means to locate their prey.

In general, Eyesight of Jumping spiders >arboreals >terrestials
Yeah that's why I thought of them. Jumping spiders have binocular vision to gauge the distance of objects in their environment to help them jump around. Tarantulas on the other hand have those weird tiny eyes, even the arboreals, so I can't imagine them using jumping as an effective method of moving about. Aside from that, imagining an animal as large as a tarantula errantly jumping around somehow doesn't seem very rational. (Yeah I know arboreals are built for the trees but they're still large and fairly heavy animals.) I feel like with it's mediocre eyesight one would eventually get clotheslined HARD on some branch, do a 1080° ragdoll flip and break everything when they jump without looking.
 

viper69

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Do arboreal tarantulas have good eyesight? When you say jump I'm thinking jumping spider.
It's believed they do. I've never seen any of my terrestrials react to movement that was 5-10 feet away, but some of my arboreals do, both NW and OW.
 
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