slings ime are more 'hungry' than their adult counterparts, but they have a lot of growing to do...
the most aggressive eater i've ever had: easily c. elegans
mine jumps after prey it's own size and eats up to 24 hours before a molt. they are incredibe. whereas my t. apophysis chickens out and runs, she only takes prey if it isn't looking
My Poec. regalis's and ornata are big eaters, the ornata had constructed a wall of web once in front of her hide with no hole, and as a cricket went past she burst out of it, like people which jump through the glass in the movies, and you see them come out on the other side.
My 1/2 inch A. seemani & 1.5" B. albopilosum will run down all their prey and stuff all in their fangs at once, one right after another. The B. albo (Bippie) will take all of them back into her hide, roll them all up into one ball and eat a huge cricket combo platter.
My C. cyaneopubescens will eat almost anything and eats within 24hrs of a molt as well...very good appetite.
This isn't a T species but my giant huntsmans, especially the babies will pretty much catch the crickets before they even hit the ground! I think the eyesight of these species plays a big part in this!
My G. rosea sling is pretty calm about food--even wussy at times--but I fed her last night for the first time since she molted almost a week ago, and she caught the cricket as it was falling into her burrow. My voracious lil avic isn't even usually that quick.
the adult female C.crawshayi never refuses food...but since she's so deeply burrowed, i can never see her...after i throw the prey in, i put my ear to the entrance of the burrow and listen. every single time i hear the crouching sound...:liar: