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Arachnoknight
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Okay, I have to ask. I know this is something that I shouldn't worry about, and I'm not, I'm simply curious. Peso moulted about...3 weeks ago now I guess. Since then, he/she has eaten a cricket every two days without fail. No matter the size of the cricket, I go one night without feeding, and the next night he wants more. Fine and grand, he's post-moult, and he's hungry. But the cycle hasn't stopped, and so it seems I have a glutonous T. Fine with me, I love watching feedings.
My friends say I'm going to kill Peso if I feed him too much. I patiently remind them that Peso is not a goldfish; if he's not hungry, he won't eat. I know Peso isn't in any danger at this rate of consumption, but in your own personal opinions, out of curiousity, should I cut back?
Paul
 

Tarantula Lover

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hey

it is just fine! i feed my T's every other day, sometimes they eat, and sometimes they wont, if they want a crick they will eat it, if not then they will not eat, my curlyhairs ate 6 crickets each every 1-2 weeks, they are fat, your G.pulchura(peso) will be just fine!

James
 

Bjorgly

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Paul, I feed my 1 inch G.pulchra sling a cricket the size that he is once every 3 days or so and he/she has a huge abdomen. Maybe feed every 3-4 days instead of every 2 days, but some people say feed them as much as you want and others feed them once or twice a week, so thats just my opinion. Put it this way, you cannot hurt it by feeding it a little less, if your worried, cut back.


Mark
 

Mojo Jojo

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I would see if he would accept 1 cricket every day! If he did, then I would see if he would accept 2 crickets a day. And if he did...But that is just me.

Big Dragonfly
 

dilleo

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When my t's get to the point where the look like they're going to explode I don't feed them until I say a change (even slightly) in their body size. Sometimes the next day it happens and sometimes it happens until the next molt. I've also had t's that gorge themselves before a molt then don't eat for over a month after the molt, just leaving the crickets, afraid of them even.

-Jeremy
 

JacenBeers

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Peso is a crulyhair and they are notorious for their appetites. Your spider is behaving typically just like the rest of the species. No harm there.
 

conipto

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Originally posted by JacenBeers
Peso is a crulyhair and they are notorious for their appetites. Your spider is behaving typically just like the rest of the species. No harm there.
I could have sworn it was a G. pulchra...

Bill
 

JacenBeers

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Oh yeah that is right. Forget my post above I got you mixed up with Tarantula Lover.
 
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