- Jul 28, 2007
I am interested in this as well. I know most people only feed like once a week...What about if you feed them more often like 4 times a week to keep them from being hungry?
In foresight, I'll probably try again.Eh, I was expeciting a few casualties.
In hindsight, I probably should not have risked it.
I wonder if sometimes in a group one or two spiders will outcompete the others, causing these differences in size. Or if the pressure of crowding might cause some to eat less or grow slower. I've got a group of Holothele sp Tachira, and several litter mates of the same living in individual containers. The spiders living together as a group are notably smaller than the ones living individually. They're all offered all the food they want, but I don't think the ones living as a group eat as much.Interestingly, one seems to be growing at like 3x the rate of the others... and before you say this is from eating her sisters... that was a long time ago. I think now it's mostly because she is an extremely aggressive feeder. ....
I was wondering if space wasn't one of the main issues in keeping communal spiders. My three P. formosas - Winken, Blinken and Nod - all have their own individual "hides" they have constructed in the tank. I have visual confirmation that all three are alive and well at least once a week.I believe that was one of the flaws in my commune. I only fed them once a week, and sometimes missed feedings.
I also believe the amount of space may have been a problem, as they were very cramped.
They were seperated around 5i-6i.
this is all I can think of with this ideaGreat thread. I am thinking about setting up a communal OBT enclosure but after reading this thread it does not appear they do as well as many of the pokies do. Anybody have any updates or experiences they can add? Thanks in advance.
Yes, probably better stick with my communal pokies.this is all I can think of with this idea