Wanted to try this at least once in my experience since I've heard many do it. So question is how to properly do this without long term side effects or problems?? Im feeding a good 5.5'' pulchripes. Trust me she can put some crickets down.
You will get as many opinions as there are spider species. IMO, powerfeed = long term side effects and/or problems.how to properly [powerfeed] without long term side effects or problems
I will try this thanks!!Don't give her a mass amount of prey all at once. Instead offer her 1-2 items every couple days, then progress to offeering her 1 item daily until she stops taking them. The offer 1 item every few days to she if she is still receptive to prey.
As far as long term effects of feeding tarantulas well, we will have to wait for the next 20-30 years of research and testing to provide some evidence.
So, when your tarantula's abdomen is so large that it causes abrasions that's not conclusive?Theres nothing conclusive with that. The only thing is that high calorie intake tends to shorten life span in animals.
But you can feed her as much as she wants till she gets to adulthood. Nothing bad with that.
You cant use that argument, we all need proof on somthing ;PSo, when your tarantula's abdomen is so large that it causes abrasions that's not conclusive?
I find it strange that people need conclusive proof, written papers before using caution. Most things suffer due to excessive eating. What I find worrying with this disregard for common sense is by the time the information is available to suggest conclusively that overfeeding is bad, the damage will already have been done.
Caution is a free tool available to everyone and if it favours health I'll not use it sparingly
Having said that I don't see a problem with power feeding in the short term.
I have never had that problem. Ever.So, when your tarantula's abdomen is so large that it causes abrasions that's not conclusive?
but I'm sure you recognise that it has been recorded?I have never had that problem. Ever.