How often does a Tarantula spider eat?

How often does a Tarantual spider eat?

The Tarantula spider is a large, hairy arachnid. It can grow to 5-25 centimetres (2-10 inches).

The Tarantula spider is terrestrial, or ground-dwelling. 

Brazilian Salmon Pink Bird-Eating Tarantula

The Tarantula, such as the Brazilian Salmon Pink Bird-Eating Tarantula (Lasiodora parahybana) and the Mexican Red-Knee Tarantula (Brachypelma smithii) do not spin a web to catch their prey. 

They live in logs, burrows, leaf litter, or on the ground, and eat insects, frogs, toads, and small reptiles. Although the Brazilian Salmon Pink Bird-Eating Tarantula is called a bird-eating spider, it does not eat birds.

They are carnivorous, and do not need to eat regularly. 

The Tarantula can last as long as 2 years between meals. 

Brazilian Salmon Pink Bird-Eating Tarantula
Mexican Red-Knee Tarantula
Mexican Red-Knee Tarantula

Location of photographs: Paris Zoo, France, and Parc Zoologique de Paris in Bois de Vincennes, France

Photographer: Martina Nicolls


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