Large tarantulas and lateralis roaches

KenD

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Currently my tarantulas are all slings to small juveniles and I've thus far been feeding them lateralis roaches of various sizes. Definitely my favourite feeder, but preparing for the future I started thinking that perhaps they're not large enough feeders for adult tarantulas? Is this indeed the case, and at which point should I change to larger feeders? Some of the species I have might reach sizes of 7-8" as adults (Lasiodora parahybana, Acantoscurria geniculata, Poecilotheria regalis). Any T size where even adult Dubia roaches aren't large enough, if I'd at some point get a Theraphosa stirmi or blondi for example?
 

jrh3

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Adults can eat large crickets or adult roaches. You just have to feed them multiple.
 

Theneil

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I have several large adults and a rarely feed anything other than lats. Occasionally a dubia or hisser, but that is a rare occasion, and usually only when i am trying to put some weight on after pairing.
 

The Grym Reaper

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For a 7-8 inch tarantula 3 MM red runners every other week is plenty, doesn't hurt to use superworms or dubia instead if you only want to feed 1 prey item at a time though.
 
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