- Aug 15, 2002
Once again my H. gigas sling has managed to impress me with its hunting style. A month or so ago I watched it rear up on its hindlegs to knock a moth to the floor of its cage, then pounce on it. Tonight I watched it dig up a waxworm that had burrowed down into the peat. The spider must have felt it move as it was walking around its enclosure because it stopped walking and started digging furiously until it came up with the waxworm in its jaws. I've kept these spiders for years and I am always impressed with their tenacity when it comes to bringing down prey.