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    The big girl molts..

    "Blondi" the Goliath Birdeater (Theraphosa Blondi) measured in at 11.25" after this molt. About the size of a dinner plate.



    Unfortunately her meals have to be pretty big at that size.. like an adult feeder mouse for example.


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    Out of curiousity, is feeding spiders similar to snakes in that they can accept pre-killed food, or must spiders have live? It doesn't especially make a difference to me, as it's the circle of life.

    She's impressive though :P

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    Most impressive, I prefer my spiders native and outdoors, like the wolf spider living in a corner of my shed, but can understand why you like her.

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    Grow List: http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=116427
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    Quote Originally Posted by i<3carnivores View Post
    Out of curiousity, is feeding spiders similar to snakes in that they can accept pre-killed food, or must spiders have live? It doesn't especially make a difference to me, as it's the circle of life.

    She's impressive though :P
    Even though tarantulas have 8 eyes, they are basically blind. They find their prey through vibrations. So, if it's not alive and moving.. they aren't going to be able to find it.

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    I don't understand the 'unfortunately' part. Any plans to move up to baby chicks?
    Good growing, Jack
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    Dude- that is a seriously impressive animal.

    I was wondering if you had a birdeater... That looks like a "hopper" sized mouse- that's crazy . I've heard of feeding pinkies occasionally but that's ridiculous. What sized tank is she in?

    I'm actually a little creeped out. LOL.

    Is she wild caught?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyedPiper View Post
    What sized tank is she in?

    Is she wild caught?
    It's a 55gal.. And I deal with ONLY captive bred tarantulas. Most of us in the hobby don't support wild caught dealings.

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