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    Thread: Meal size

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      Meal size

      Hey guys, silly question but how do I know what size roaches my spiders can handle? What's a good rule of thumb for size when feeding? Also one enclosure question, can you ever give them to big an enclosure? Thanks!!

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      General rule of thumb for food is no bigger than their abdomen. With slings I am feeding bigger items as I am prekilling the food.

      As to enclosures, the only issues I can think of with bigger are:

      • The tarantula has a harder time of settling in due being more comfortable in a smaller space.
      • You loose tarantula because the space is so big.
      • Tarantula has a hard time finding it's food because it's over a foot away.

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      Prey no larger than carapace, since abdomen size can vary greatly. Enclosure size is only limited by what the keeper is willing and capable of maintaining.
      You have to keep a close eye on your T when using large enclosures

      What species, and what enclosure size are you thinking?

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