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How long can tarantulas survive without food?

Question #43103. Asked by peasypod.
Last updated Aug 25 2016.

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Up to 3 months according to

[From 2004 article, no longer online]

Response last updated by CmdrK on Aug 25 2016.
Jan 08 2004, 2:32 AM
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There are hundreds of species of tarantulas. A couple of sites say that certain tarantulas can live up to 2 yrs or more without eating...

Scientists have tested for how long a tarantula can live without eating and was only offered water and the longest period was 2 years and 9 months and 19 days

Their results showed that a female tarantula can live up to 2 1/2 years without food!

Response last updated by CmdrK on Aug 25 2016.
Jan 09 2004, 8:17 PM
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