- Mar 10, 2003
My tarantula has been fed several times now since I got her. I'm trying to fatten her up a little before I start to space out the feedings. When I would open the small door in the lid she used to cringe and shrink away....now when I open the little door she knows it means crickets , runs over and stands right under the opening to wait for me to drop the cricket in!! Its too cool. I never thought of a spider being able to learn to associate the opening of the lid with food. I guess she starting to see me as a normal part of her home instead of a potential threat. Now she grabs the food and retreats into the coconut to eat but stays out in the open the rest of the time.