I have heard this from people. I have never seen any formal documentation on it. "Power feeding." I could see how it might shorten the life of a male who gets to a final molt and has a limited time to live. However there are no set molting ammounts to females so I fail to see how it could affect them.I read from a few places that if you feed your tarantulas more, the faster they grow because they usually never decline food, but it shortens their life. Is this true? I wouldn't be looked down on for experimenting would I?
Haha, yeah feed em some growth hormone too! I wanna see a T the size of a dog...lol. Joking of course...but it would be cool to see a giant T....Alright..good..I guess it's fine with me Now..what about giving my tarantulas steroids?..kidding
Females die of old age just the same as males, it only takes longer. As far as I know, every tarantula species' age is measured in molts and not the time passed, since it isn't time that determines their growth at all.However there are no set molting ammounts to females so I fail to see how it could affect them.
I've never heard of a T burst from eating too much. I've heard of a powerfed T fall and bust it's abdomen, but you shouldn't have it high enough for it to fall and hurt itself anyway.they'll all grow relative to how much you feed them. for instance, if you feed them larger prey then they need, chances are they will bulk up and molt quicker. i honestly don't trust powerfeeding only because it's such a hassle to deal with getting a T to accept food and i don't want a burst abdomen by mistake.
i power feed all my Ts or most of them because some of the adult versions of the Ts have i have cost too much money as i power feed them to hurry up and get them as adults....powerfeeding is makin sure your T's always have food in their enclosure as their disposal so they can eat when they want. you can also powerfeed Ts after they hardened up 100% after a molt by giving them (if they are adults) 10 crickets at once. and if they are babies 5 crickets at once twice a week. this is what i do and my N vulpinus is about to go into pre - molt yet again even though he only came out out post most like 2 -3 weeks ago.
I agree Tomorrow I will be getting more pinheads and I will start a feeding schedule for 3 tarantulas. 2 tarantulas will be fed by powerfeeding and 1 of the tarantulas will be fed regularly. I'll obviously document it seeing as how many people have questions on how fast they grow, how much to feed them, and how long until they molt compared to a non powerfed one. Sounds good?I've never heard of a T burst from eating too much. I've heard of a powerfed T fall and bust it's abdomen, but you shouldn't have it high enough for it to fall and hurt itself anyway.