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Change feeders?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Feeding and Feeder Insects' started by Rs50matt, Jun 15, 2018.

  1. Rs50matt

    Rs50matt Active Member

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    so I'm currently using crickets to feed the few Ts that I have. I have a hamorii and a pulchra that are small slings and are happy with drumsticks. My vegans is having a blast destroying crickets, but my pulchripes isn't having as much luck. I'm not aware that he is eating killed crickets (not 100% sure he isn't) but I did catch a short video of him hunting a cricket but it was too fast.

    Is it possible that he isn't interested in non moving food? Therefore should I change feeder to something that I can still feed to my other Ts without hurting them and something he can hunt?
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    MassExodus Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    He may not be interested, is his abdomen fat? It IS a Grammastola, and theyre known to be long lived fasters. My pulchripes juvie isnt much of an eater either..neither is my pulchra.
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    Rs50matt Active Member

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    He is a decent size fairly fat. But because he was actively trying to catch the cricket I thought he might want to eat

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    MassExodus Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Lol fairly..I think he's playing with his food..I wouldn't worry too much about a healthy little guy like that.
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    Rs50matt Active Member

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    He is a lil cutie lol. I'll stick to crickets for now then. Easy for me to keep and get hold of. Thanks for help thou
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    Tortoise Tom Well-Known Member

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    If your spider wants a cricket, it will have no problem catching a cricket.
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