Common questions

Can I feed mealworms to my tarantula?

Can I feed mealworms to my tarantula?

Like most other spiders, tarantulas eat primarily insects. Meal worms are a convenient, readily available food source and can be part of a quality tarantula feeding plan as long as you treat them correctly.

What do white knee tarantula eat?

Handling: Always use caution when handling any tarantula, no matter how docile. Diet/Nutrition: This is a hungry, greedy tarantula. Brazilian Giant White Knee spiderlings eat pinhead crickets and other small insects. Adults eat crickets, other large insects, small lizards, pinkie mice, and an occasional fuzzy mouse.

How many mealworms should a juvenile tarantula eat?

How many items should I feed at a time? In the cases of slings and juveniles, I would say one prey item per feeding is completely appropriate. At this size, they usually have their hands full with an appropriately-sized food item, and adding a second would only serve to stress the animal.

What can I feed my tarantula Besides crickets?

Depending on the tarantula, live grasshoppers, katydids, moths, mealworms, superworms), houseflies or cockroaches might also provide a welcome meal. Some tropical tarantulas will eat larger worms, like earthworms, and some larger tarantulas will accept live baby rodents, mice, lizards, and snakes.

What do mealworms turn into?

Mealworms are the larval stage of the Darkling beetle insect. While dormant, they are transforming into adult Darkling beetles. During this time, they do not eat. This stage will last for two to three weeks before hatching.

Can you feed a tarantula dead crickets?

Baby tarantulas are sometimes willing to scavenge dead insects, so if your crickets are too big you can cut them into appropriately sized portions. However, this may cause your tarantula stress, and you may wish to serve them one at a time or to buy larger insects.

What is the best food for tarantula?

As carnivores, tarantulas need live food sources. “The easiest food sources to offer are gut-loaded insects, including crickets, mealworms, king worms, silkworms, dubia roaches, or horn worms.” Tarantulas can also eat young vertebrate prey, such as pinky mice, but this source of food can be inherently messier.

How do you make a tarantula happy?

Your tarantula will be happiest living in a 10-gallon terrarium or aquarium. (More on that below.) Your spider will also need an area to hide in, such as a half-log, as well as branches, rocks and leaves to make your tarantula feel more at home.

Where does the white knee tarantula come from?

Acanthoscurria geniculata or you may know it by its common names: Brazilian whiteknee tarantula , the Giant white knee or the Whitebanded tarantula. This is a fast growing New World Tarantula that comes from the Northern forests of Brazil.

How often does a Brazilian white knee tarantula eat?

Firstly, I have found that the Brazilian White Knee has one of the healthiest appetites of any tarantula I’ve kept. Mine eat pretty much every single day unless they’re coming up to moult! What’s more they don’t mess around – the locust has barely touched the substrate before they pounce on it like a starved tiger.

What kind of food can you feed a tarantula?

Mealworms: Another readily-available food source for tarantulas. Not only can mealworms be purchased in many different sizes, but they can also be raised rather easily. Unlike other prey items on this list, they can be kept in a refrigerator, meaning you can keep some on hand for when you need them.

Which is the best species of tarantula to keep?

Now, the Brazilian White Knee tarantula (Acanthoscurria geniculata) has become one of my favorite species of tarantula for a whole load of reasons. Where shall we start? Firstly, I have found that the Brazilian White Knee has one of the healthiest appetites of any tarantula I’ve kept.

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