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.
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.
Location of photographs: Paris Zoo, France, and Parc Zoologique de Paris in Bois de Vincennes, France
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM