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Other Kinds of Feeders

Discussion in 'Tarantula Feeding and Feeder Insects' started by hellknite, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. hellknite

    hellknite Active Member

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    I was wondering, or moreover wanted to ask what do you feed your Ts?
    Aside from the normal:
    Roaches (dubia, lateralis, rhombifolia)
    Superworms
    Crickets

    Like in my case I ocassionaly feed them with
    Grasshoppers
    June bugs
    Black soldier flies

    What other possible feeders?
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    bestco Active Member

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    Locusts
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    hellknite Active Member

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    Locusts are readily available here. It's a local delicacy. :)
    The bigger ones give the Ts a challenge.
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    bestco Active Member

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    Where you from?
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    hellknite Active Member

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    from the Philippine islands..
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    creaturekeeper 91 Member

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    Has anyone heard of feeding nightcrawlers or horned tomato worms? I just wondered if it wasn't recommended or just not tried much
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    im also wondering about the horn worms because we can get them pretty easy here now
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    creaturekeeper 91 Member

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    I feed them to all my reptiles so they are always a good buy for me too
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    while back i was givin a avicularia versicolor the prior owner fed her small Anoles, and long tail lizards. im not really sure how safe but in the wild the avic sp eat them.
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    my research says that most vertebrates (mice, lizards) are to heavy in calcium for a tarantula and therefore not good to feed regularly.
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    Tongue Flicker Active Member

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    Blue bottle fly larvae (cultured, of course)
    Fruit beetle grubs
    Coconut beetle grubs (this are freaking huge so make sure your T can tackle it safely)

    In my case, i feed cultured frogs that grow 2" long from snout to vent. Once you get a nice frog colony you'll start cursing every amphibian you'll see. Frogs are naturally found where a great majority of non-desert tarantulas live and has softer bones for digestion and does not have as high calcium as a mammalian or reptilian bone possesses
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    creaturekeeper 91 Member

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    Coconut beetle grubs huh? That sounds pretty cool I'm gonna have to get my hands on some. I really want to try horned worms and silk worms and see if the like them..
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    Grammostola in my heart Active Member

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    ive fed mine hornworms before, and they loved it. hornworms can however eat VERY toxic plants, so dont feed your t's worms from the garden. we dont use pesticides or chemicals, nor do any of our neighbors, so i get alot of my t food outside
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    Grammostola in my heart Active Member

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    but not hornworms. only buy cultured hornworms. i also have alot of papaya trees, so for smaller t's ill give them larva from wasps that lay their eggs in the papayas
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    Denny Dee Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Here is the cuisine list for my collection:

    Hornworms (agreed on the warnings listed above)
    Silkworms
    Butterworms
    Waxworms
    Reptiworms
    Superworms
    Mealworms
    Dubias

    and crickets of course. Dirty, smelly, disgusting crickets. But what are you going to do?
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    Martin Oosthuysen Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I would add Turkistan pallid and lobster roaches,as well.
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    MatthewM1 Well-Known Member

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    I use mainly latteralis & dubia roaches. Occasionally super worms or hissing cockroaches. I hate dealing with crickets. Wanna get try hornworms and silkworms just haven't yet.
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    Coconut beetle grubs are abundant here that some natives in the outskirts eat it.. I've tried it once together with locusts...
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    Denny Dee Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Hi Hellnite, Where are you from? We don't have coconut beetles native here. Not even locusts.
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    Grammostola in my heart Active Member

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    I would guess some Pacific nation, or even hawaii
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