- Aug 8, 2018
The Drosophila hydei is fruit flies are larger than the tiny D. melanogaster and good food for smaller spiders and young ones of the bigger spiders, so they are a good choice.I am wondering if I should get flightless fruit flies for my Tegenaria Domestica juvenile? Were you solely talking about the steada grossa? I don't think he has eaten in a while he won't eat crickets anymore maybe he got bit. I just put 4 moths in his tank I hope they go into his web I think the last ones I put might have just died because I didn't see any left over pieces in his web maybe he tossed it all the way out the web I don't know.
My T Domestica is fairly small with the legs included he is about the size of a quarter. Would the fruit flies be too small? They are the next thing I have access to other than moths and crickets. I looked at some meal worms but they seemed way too big, I don't know where I would get maggots from but I think I may order some butter worms. I think he needs to eat before they would come in through shipment though so I need to figure out what to feed in the meantime if he doesn't catch the moths in his tank now.
The Xysticus sp. Crab Spider I took care of one winter enjoyed stalking and eating them.
In nature, and in our homes as well, spiders catch prey of different sizes. From tiny midges to big moths. Some species, like the Raft Spiders eat small flies, but sometimes they even eat fish. It happens that spiders just don't feel like eating, like before molting. And who knows, they might even have a headache or something. They can have their reasons that we will never know anything about.