What do you think about larval stages in Theraphosidae species


Old Timer
Feb 13, 2006
I have had 1st instar feed on each other.(rare but it happens) Its unclear if they killed the sibling , or if they found one that died of natural causes, and started sucking on it. 2nd instar is in most cases when they start feeding on there own, cathcing and killing there own prey. As its ben pionted out in this thread, some wont feed on there own until 3rd instar.

I've personally never witnessed post embryo ( eggs w/legs) feeding on each other.

Later, Tom
Someone mentioned to me I might have the humidity to low with this batch and thats why they are doing it, to gain moisture cause its to dry. Might be so. Makes sinse actually.