what do you feed the bigger one, birds?
Grasshoppers, crickets, Dubia blaptica cockroaches, and superworms have been offered to the tarantulas as for a feeding question answer.
There is an online fake news website that loves to make people jump.
They would answer, puppies or kittens, whichever is in sale.
In the wild, the correct answer is bugs or whichever she can get her mitts on.
Her genetic line comes from Brazil, in South America.
I have no idea if she is captive bred or if she was plucked just like our fish in our aquarium hobby.
After reading (at the library of course), I see that they are more difficult to breed than the others in that hobby.
Brazil is involvemed in some serious oxygen exchange.
These large sized tarantulas have "book lungs" that use oxygen like sheets of paper, breathing very slowly, and can survive in a stuffed up tunnel of dirt much better than we humans can.
cbsnews.com[/B]/news/goliath-encounter-puppy-sized-spider-surprises-scientist-in-rainforest/]Goliath encounter: Puppy-sized spider surprises scientist in rainforest - CBS News
Be thankful they are here.
They kindly put to sleep the little bugs that may be able to harm humans down the chain.