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Horn worm yes or no!?

Erika75

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Good morning y'all... Just wondering if anyone could let me know if a blue horn worm would be ok to feed my sub adult avic avic? I've read up that its good to fatten up spiders & reptiles.. And if it's good for her about how long would i not feed her after she would eat it? Oh... Would she eat it though when she has ALWAYS just fed on crickets??? Thanks guys in advance (-:
 

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ilovebrachys

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Good morning y'all... Just wondering if anyone could let me know if a blue horn worm would be ok to feed my sub adult avic avic? I've read up that its good to fatten up spiders & reptiles.. And if it's good for her about how long would i not feed her after she would eat it? Oh... Would she eat it though when she has ALWAYS just fed on crickets??? Thanks guys in advance (-:
Any particular reason why you want to feed her a hornworm? If she's happily eating crickets I would just stick to those - I've never personally fed hornworms Ive seen that a few people on YouTube videos like to feed such things to get views -
Just to highlight that arboreal tarantulas don't get as large of an abdomen as terrestrial species do - she looks good in that picture :)
 

Erika75

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Any particular reason why you want to feed her a hornworm? If she's happily eating crickets I would just stick to those - I've never personally fed hornworms Ive seen that a few people on YouTube videos like to feed such things to get views -
Just to highlight that arboreal tarantulas don't get as large of an abdomen as terrestrial species do - she looks good in that picture :)
No main reason really... I know she looks good in the picture maybe i
Any particular reason why you want to feed her a hornworm? If she's happily eating crickets I would just stick to those - I've never personally fed hornworms Ive seen that a few people on YouTube videos like to feed such things to get views -
Just to highlight that arboreal tarantulas don't get as large of an abdomen as terrestrial species do - she looks good in that picture :)
No nit a main reason really .. Just didn't know if maybe she would eat it and it be good for her? She does LOVE crickets ..i don't thi
Any particular reason why you want to feed her a hornworm? If she's happily eating crickets I would just stick to those - I've never personally fed hornworms Ive seen that a few people on YouTube videos like to feed such things to get views -
Just to highlight that arboreal tarantulas don't get as large of an abdomen as terrestrial species do - she looks good in that picture :)
Thank you ☺ no not really a reason .. just was thinking she would enjoy something as a treat different than crickets.. I was just wanting to also hear everyone's I bout on it... Have a blessed day..
 

Erika75

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Any particular reason why you want to feed her a hornworm? If she's happily eating crickets I would just stick to those - I've never personally fed hornworms Ive seen that a few people on YouTube videos like to feed such things to get views -
Just to highlight that arboreal tarantulas don't get as large of an abdomen as terrestrial species do - she looks good in that picture :)
I have noticed tho the last 2 or 3 times I've fed her she seems to act hungrier? And what I mean bye that is the way she grabs the cricket.. That's why I was thinking of feeding the horn worm to her... But what if she don't eat it or like it? I wonder how long it will take her to eat the whole thing? They are awful big worms ... Lol
 

ilovebrachys

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I have noticed tho the last 2 or 3 times I've fed her she seems to act hungrier? And what I mean bye that is the way she grabs the cricket.. That's why I was thinking of feeding the horn worm to her... But what if she don't eat it or like it? I wonder how long it will take her to eat the whole thing? They are awful big worms ... Lol
Do you just feed one cricket at a time? I haven't any experience feeding hornworms but from what I've seen they look huge - also if you end up overfeeding your tarantula it will just cause it to fast (premoult) for a longer period of time between moults...
 

ilovebrachys

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Also some Ts find large prey items intimidating and cower away from such things so no idea how your T will respond :)
 

Erika75

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Yes I've always just fed 1 cricket at a time and usually feed her like every 3-4 days ... I've had her since beginning of February and she has NOT molted for me yet
 

ilovebrachys

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Yes I've always just fed 1 cricket at a time and usually feed her like every 3-4 days ... I've had her since beginning of February and she has NOT molted for me yet
That feeding regime sounds fine to me... You can offer it if you wish - you may end up waiting a decent amount of time for her to moult anyway as it's an adult T :)
 

WolfSpider

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Hornworms are a good meal for a T. They start out small, but after a week of constant feeding they get HUGE. So, the size of the meal for the T varies widely. In general, I use them for adult Ts if I want to fatten them up.. Ts tend to love them. And, if your large T doesn't eat it, it becomes a very tasty moth.

Never feed a wild hornworm to your T. The leaves in nature that they chew on (tomato plants) are toxic. Please only use store bought captive raised hornworms.
 

Erika75

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That feeding regime sounds fine to me... You can offer it if you wish - you may end up waiting a decent amount of time for her to moult anyway as it's an adult T :)
She is a adult? I don't even know ... Like I was saying I got her this past February 2020 ... How can you tell she is a adult? Sorry if I sounded dumb lol She's my 1 & only T
 

Erika75

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Hornworms are a good meal for a T. They start out small, but after a week of constant feeding they get HUGE. So, the size of the meal for the T varies widely. In general, I use them for adult Ts if I want to fatten them up.. Ts tend to love them. And, if your large T doesn't eat it, it becomes a very tasty moth.

Never feed a wild hornworm to your T. The leaves in nature that they chew on (tomato plants) are toxic. Please only use store bought captive raised hornworms.
I didn't feed her the horn worm... I was worried.. but it was a very small horn worm lol I thought it was going to be really big size.. lol I am going after work to buy some large size crickets for her... She loves them ... It was bought from the store I would never feed her anything outside... Thanks for your reply ☺
 

ilovebrachys

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She is a adult? I don't even know ... Like I was saying I got her this past February 2020 ... How can you tell she is a adult? Sorry if I sounded dumb lol She's my 1 & only T
I'm just guessing from the pictures she looks a decent size to me and is showing her adult colours to me couldn't say for sure unless I knew her diagonal leg span :)
 

Aracnoenthusiast

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I've seen plenty of ts eat horn worms. It cant bite back so ita not really dangerous. If your t is scared of if when you drop it in, give it a few minutes to come investigate and if it doesn't eat it just take it out. No big deal
 
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