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Could you feed rhinoceros beetle larvae to tarantulas?


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#1 Ratmosphere

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 10:14 AM

I know you could feed flower beetle larvae to tarantulas but how about rhinoceros beetle larvae?



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Posted 23 June 2017 - 10:40 AM

I would not see why you couldn't. I know my friends throws in pretty much what ever he has left over.



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Posted 23 June 2017 - 06:15 PM

You can, but in my mind that would be like feeding your cat to your dog...

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 06:21 PM

In a way it is, but what if you produce your own crickets and feed them to your T's? Same situation?



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Posted 21 July 2017 - 09:20 AM

In some countries they are used as live food for other animals.

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 05:42 PM

Just fed an L1 larvae to my GBB tarantula. Seemed to not mind it. I kind of felt bad but you have to think; if you do it with crickets or other feeders there really is no difference. 



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Posted 24 July 2017 - 07:11 PM

Just fed an L1 larvae to my GBB tarantula. Seemed to not mind it. I kind of felt bad but you have to think; if you do it with crickets or other feeders there really is no difference.


Except that it takes a heck of a lot more effort to breed rhino beetles than feeder roaches or crickets...

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 07:49 PM

Yeah, but you get the idea. 






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