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Six eyed sand spider

Discussion in 'True Spiders & Other Arachnids' started by BigJ999, Jul 17, 2014.

  1. jbm150

    jbm150 Arachnoprince

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    What would be a good feeding schedule for this species? I have an Aphonopelma I feed once, maybe twice a month; something along those lines?
     
  2. remainpositive

    remainpositive Arachnosquire

    What I do is once every other week for small instars and once a month for adults, if they looked kind of famished I toss one more in. Like they have stated before, their metabolism control is spectacular.
     
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  3. Germanicus

    Germanicus Arachnopeon

    Ive always thought these to be extremely interesting to watch come feeding time, same with recluse. They have a certain posture to them unlike a lot of other true spiders and it makes them very fascinating to keep, definitely not the savage monsters most make them out to be.
     
  4. BigJ999

    BigJ999 Arachnoknight

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    Mine stays buried just beneath the sand most of the time. Their body collects sand particals so they have a interesting look.
     
  5. freedumbdclxvi

    freedumbdclxvi Arachnoprince

    My S terrosus female eats about once a month. She either takes the cricket fairly quickly, or she ignores it til I remove it the next day.
     
  6. The Snark

    The Snark هرج و مرج مهندس Old Timer

    With an animal like that the problem would be in striking a balance. Just waking it out of it's torpor to process a bug shortens it's life a little offset by the food helping it live a little longer. It usually seems that with spiders they are better off left on the hungry side of things. But what that would be to a sand spider? A month? 3 months? 6?

    What might help this dilemma is finding out what it's preferred natural food is and the availability on average from year to year.
     
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2014
  7. High Lord Dee

    High Lord Dee Arachnosquire

    I have mine on a once a week feeding schedule but feed it appropriately sized foods such as very small crickets, dubia nymphs, or silkworms. Occasionally, it does not eat the prey but I found that it was in pre-molt.
     
  8. cbsuen

    cbsuen Arachnopeon

    you're not talking about a wind scorpion are you? or camel spider as the middle eastern variety is called.
     
  9. The Snark

    The Snark هرج و مرج مهندس Old Timer

    I'd very much like to see a video of that.
     
  10. I wouldn't buy one myself but I love looking at videos of them getting into the sand. :)
     
  11. Galapoheros

    Galapoheros ArachnoGod Old Timer

    I was given a tiny sling a while back. How big do these get? I don't how to tell if they are mature or not. I guess the one I have has a leg span like that of a 50 cent coin. It basically has the leg span of an adult recluse, so does that mean it's prob an adult?
     
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