- Oct 6, 2016
Good news guys! I might be getting my first tarantula soon! I'm planning to get one that is about 2 inches long, and I'm planning on using some .25-.5 inch long dubias as feeders. I was wondering how to keep the dubias at this size for a long time, if at all possible. As I am to understand it, dubias have a life expectancy of about two years, definitely shorter than the tarantula. This would mean they would grow faster, right? I'm planning on feeding one per week, but after a few weeks the remaining ones will have all molted, and pretty soon they'd be too big for me to feed because the tarantula would be too small. And I was planning on feeding the dubias some fish flakes and an orange slice every two days or so. Is that a good amount, or should I feed them less/more often?