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Discussion in 'Spiders and Inverts' started by Jamie, Feb 28, 2010.


  1. Jamie

    Jamie PetForums VIP

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    Done! ;)

    You just feed the female until she stops feeding. You can try them again the following day, thats quite common actually. Sometimes the male doesn't get a good insertion the 1st time around. ;)

    Most will survive, you'll always get a few casualties though.
     
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    im starting to like my chile rose spider..she's about 14 now i think
     

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    Jamie PetForums VIP

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    She looks good ;)
     
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    yay! tarantula thread!
     
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    Goosebumpy but interesting:D
     
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    now it's got its own thread it seems to have died!

    what do you feed them?
     
  7. Jamie

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    lol yeah, I don't think anyone has anymore questions!

    I feed them crickets, locusts and meal worms. Sometimes a pinky mouse for the really big tarantulas!
     
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    i love seeing pics, and could prob have one aslong as i didnt have to get it out lol oh would cry hes a big wimp im the girl who has to save her man from the spiders :D

    can you feed them pinkies all the time? i have issues with live food (i feel guilty picking a cricket to head for its death lol!)
     
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    how often do you feed them?
    are they really as easy to look after as you said previously?
     
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    It's hard to not get attached to the crickets! I see it as they're just doing their job in the circle of life!! Pinkies are more of a treat for the bigger tarantulas.

    You can feed them as offen as you like! That will determine the life span and growth rate. Tarantulas can go for months without feeding. So you could feed them once a month and they will live for ages and grow slowly. Or feed them a few times a week and they will have a shorter life span and grow quickly.
     
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    that's amazing! howcome they live shorter if you feed them more?
     
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    mine has crickets every couple weeks, she doesnt always eat them, it makes me jump watching her pounce on them though!
     
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    We have a Chile Rose but she has not eaten for about 2 months why is this ?
    She is nice and warm has a clean tank and she moulted about 6 months ago im worried.
     
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    they can go a while without eating, im not great at advice though!
     
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    Still gets me everytime! :eek:

    This species are notoriously slow growing, which has a lot to do with their fasting periods. Be prepared to go for many more weeks without your rosie eating. They also have the knickname 'Pet Rock', as they don't do much!
     
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    we have a king snake like that one months she'll eat loads then stop for 3-4months, then pig again thankfully shes been a good feeder for a few months tho. Im just glad the rats/mice are dead lol!
     
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    do they bite?? e.g the common chile rose one?

    we had one in college and i held it on a piece of card then threatened to stand on it when it moved :lol:

    (i wouldnt but i was terrifed)! yet find them fascinating..! weird!
     
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    apart from the chilean rose what other tarantula is good for beginers?? iv got a chilean but want more :eek:
     
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    try

    reptileforums.co.uk ... loads of pics on there too :)
     
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    thank you :)
     
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