Sat 28 Mar 2020

Brachypelma smithi eating

After 6PM I gave a mealworm, Tenebrio molitor, to my Brachypelma smithi. This was the first time it accepted food since I bought it. It molted recently, which might have been the reason it didn't accept food on earlier occasions as it was in pre-molt.

Brachypelma smithi eating a mealworm
Brachypelma smithi eating a mealworm, Tenebrio molitor.

In the above photo you can see a few grains of sand on its carapace which ended up there after the tarantula's struggle with the mealworm.