oh long has your tarantula lived with out food?

ronald might

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my tarantula a b.smithi is going for a week with out food..some say they go for months!..

how bout yours?
 

Alakdan

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I had a male H. gigas who refused to eat for 3 months. After that, he ate one small cricket.
 

cgwpurple

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I have a Vietnamese Birdeating Tarantula I purchased in March still waiting for it to eat, it does like to kill crickets and put them in the water bowl for me.
 

worm's girl

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my e. murinus is at about 3+ weeks, we think shes pre-molt. didnt even drink water the whole time until just last night
 

fartkowski

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my rosie has gone about 6 months without wanting food.
Then she ate for 3 weeks or so, and right back to fasting.
There are T's that have gone way longer without eating, it pretty amazing
 

ctsoth

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I don't even feed my Ts weekly! Longest I'd say is 3-4 months out of one of my Ts.
 

Lucara

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Right now it would have to be my T. blondi who I think is in premolt. Hes gone without food for 3 weeks now.
 

dtknow

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Local Aphonopelma. Went for about 7 months before finally eating(September to April). But then boy...she had an appetite.
 

kimski

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Well, I don't feel so bad now. My P. irminia has gone about 4 months now. She just molted on August 6th and is back in her bamboo tube. I know patience but I wanna see her!
 

Grimlock

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b. smithi. I feed him about once a month. But, he doesn't always eat. I think 3 months is the longest I've gone.

I can't tell you how many crix dry up because he doesn't touch them. Like right now, I have 12 in a crix holder, and he hasn't looked at the two that are in his habitat. I think I'm going to be setting 10 more free. :\

Stubborn creatures they are.
 

Drachenjager

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I have a Vietnamese Birdeating Tarantula I purchased in March still waiting for it to eat, it does like to kill crickets and put them in the water bowl for me.
a what?
I not speaking common pseudo-names
 

Mister Internet

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G. rosea ... I think the last time it ate anything was last Christmas... approximately 10 months I guess.
 

jen650s

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I had a G. rosea go 23 months prior to his ultimate molt without touching anything offered. He would flip the water bowl and go back in his hide (I finally got a waterbowl too heavy for him to flip and he filled it with peat instead{D ), at the end of 23 months he ate everything offered for about 2 weeks, stopped eating again, molted into a MM and never ate again for the remaining 18 months of his life. For the 5 years prior to that he ate every 2 weeks like clockwork-even pre-molt:? .
 

omni

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My campestratus went 18 weeks(4 1/2 mos.) during her last premolt when she sealed herself up in her hide. I have a 4" A. seemanni in premolt now that's refused food since mid-June, only drinking water.
 

pinkzebra

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I have an old Aphonopelma iodius F that hasn't eaten in about 7 months. Maybe a bit more, I would have to look it up. She'll kill the pray, just not eat it.

Jen
 
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