- Sep 10, 2016
They'll never eat themselves to death as they don't eat because of boredom or greed or simply because of the taste like some vertebrates, theyll stop when an individual feels like it's met it's nutritional requirements, they do have a collection on ganglia that carry out theyre bodily functions.I've heard "you can't force a T to eat", but also that "they don't have brains". And I've seen some pics of REALLY fat T's. Are they "smart" enough not to over-eat? (My dog isn't!) I've only been doing every 3-4 days as it is. It never has refused to eat.
what? where did you hear this? never heard of this before.. i thought the reason was because they are more susceptible to injuries from falling when heavier.The reason why it is better that they are slimmer as adults is because they can get rub injuries on their abdomens if they are too chubby. Combine that with moulting less and you could end up with abscess type issues.
Spiderlings and young juveniles need all the food that they can get to moult out of that vulnerable stage. In addition, even if they do rub a bit, they moult more frequently so those rubbed areas don't have time to become a serious issue.
It's both, except falling only really endangers terrestrial T's. Tarantulas crave tight, dark places, so when trying to squeeze themselves deeper into their hides they could get suck/abrase/rupture themselves if they are too thick
Saw this info on NL-forum as well. I always thought this advice was for juvi and adult T's, but apparently, it can go for slings as well.
Woops, sorry, NL forum is Dutch forum. Like Americans refer to themselves as 'US', instead of United States, Dutch people refer to
I believe @EulersK had some rubbing issues on the abdomen of his B. albopilosum
You misunderstood, you essentially can't overfeed a sling since they are essentially always in pre-molt, and since they have so little actual mass a fall is very unlikely to hurt them.It confuses me a little, since i thought slings couldn't be too heavy, for when they have enough food and get fat, it would go to the molting proces
That's what i thought as well, but who am i to judge, being in the hobby for just two years..You misunderstood, you essentially can't overfeed a sling since they are essentially always in pre-molt, and since they have so little actual mass a fall is very unlikely to hurt them.