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What does a really big spider eat?

Discussion in 'Arachnids General' started by Og_, Oct 3, 2007.

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  1. Og_

    Og_ Elite Member

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    Any questions?
     
  2. Lyn

    Lyn Elite Member

    OOO poor baby.... My Mexican Redknee will take a rat pink but not a fuzzy or hopper....hee hee....people get so freaked out when I say I have spiders and I HOLD them ....
     
  3. schlegelbagel

    schlegelbagel Frog Lover Premium Member

    *shudder*
     
  4. nicole

    nicole Elite Member

    *runs and screams like a girl*
     
  5. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Wouldn't the punch line be,...
    Anything it wants!:cool:
     
  6. venus

    venus Founding Member

    It actually looks like it is cuddleing the mouse, lol.
     
  7. Typhanie

    Typhanie Elite Member

    I'm not sure why people get upset about a spider eating a cuddly, furry little mouse. The spider is cuddly and furry too! :D

    I think it's pretty interesting, actually. Some spiders eat small birds.
     
  8. Og_

    Og_ Elite Member

    HeeHeeHeeHeeHee (Evil Laugh)!
    That was a pic of a "Goliath Bird Eating Tarantula" (T. Blondi)
    Woo Hoo, I've never heard of anyone cuddling up to an aggressive Tarantula sporting 1 and 1/2 inch fangs!

    I don't keep my spider for sentimental reasons. I keep it because watching him feed right before my eyes is far better than watching it on Animal Planet!

    Here's a before and after shot.

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    The little white ball is all that's left.
     
  9. nicole

    nicole Elite Member

    :eek: :eek: I still cant get over my fear of spiders, I try but to no avail. Thta is a creepy looking spider, I would have a coronary if I ever saw that in person, lol. I think it is awesome though that there are so many people who enjoy them. Maybe one day i will get over it, lol
     
  10. Og_

    Og_ Elite Member

    Well, I'll tell ya, I keep it in a 10 Gallon tank with a slide on screen top! It can't get out unless it can chew through steel!
     
  11. nicole

    nicole Elite Member

    My luck I would get one that could chew through steel, and then wake up with it right smack in the middle of my face:eek: lol
     
  12. RES/AnoleLover89

    RES/AnoleLover89 Elite Member

    hehe, they may not be able to chew through steel. but did you guys know spider silk is five times stronger than a steel wire of the same diameter?
     
  13. Palaeomike

    Palaeomike Elite Member

    Nice Goliath. I've even got my Chilean Rosehair to take a pinkie once, though unfortunately I didn't get a pic. I just can't get over what a awesome show they put on when they first get it. YAY!
     
  14. kelly

    kelly hi!

    DITTO :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
  15. Og_

    Og_ Elite Member

    Well, Spiders kill their prey rather quickly with venom.
    A carnivore lizard like a savannah monitor takes more time.
     
  16. mshrmheadcharge

    mshrmheadcharge Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    I miss my t. blondi *pouts*
    Awesome pic!!
     
  17. Fanner

    Fanner Elite Member

    My luck, a really big spider would try to eat me :eek: I can't get any more exotic than lizards, I guess. Dumb question: do they actually catch the mouse and then inject it? Or was that a frozen mouse.....? Did it have to be really hungry to go after that? I know nothing about spiders, except what I can observe in my basement:) I have had snakes and watched them eat before, and they have to really move to get them. Obviously, a question from a non-spider person ;)
     
  18. Og_

    Og_ Elite Member

    Sorry to take so much time getting back to you. That was a live mouse.
    A Tarantula will eat as much as it needs to. The last feeding ended up with a half eaten bloody mess. So now I'm offering smaller meals.
    They inject them with venom which breaks down the animal for consumpton. they have a mouth with no teeth to chew.
     
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