Don’t Watch This Video If You’re Squeamish: Mouse Fed To Monster Pet Tarantula
Whether it’s a snake, or a freakin’ huge spider the mouse is being fed to, everybody roots for the mouse. Me personally, I can’t stand mice, or rats, they are disease carrying little vermin and I personally don’t think that they’re ‘cute’, or ‘cuddly’. I know, I sound like a heartless SOB, but the truth is…I don’t like vermin.
Now, the spider in this video just happens to be a Acanthoscurria geniculata, or called by it’s other name, a Brazilian whiteknee tarantula. And yes, people (for some strange reason) keep these monsters as ‘pets’. Now, just so you know, I can’t STAND spiders…ANY kind of spider and the bigger they are, the more they totally creep me out.
According to Wikipedia:
The Brazilian whiteknee tarantula (Acanthoscurria geniculata) is a species of tarantula from Brazil that is commonly kept as a pet. A. geniculata is native to the Amazon basin of northern Brazil. These tarantulas live in a tropical, wet climate, characterized by abundant rainfall with little to no dry season. Its body and legs is a deep black color, though occasionally the legs may be slightly lighter in coloration. This contrasts the bright white bands on its legs, which is generally considered to be the main reason for its subjective beauty. The males are smaller and less intensely colored. This is a larger species of tarantula than the norm, with the length of the body reaching up to 9 centimeters (3.5 in). These tarantulas are fast growing, usually taking around 3–4 years to reach a mature leg-span of 8.5 inches for females.
So, even though I’m no fan of vermin, in this one instance….I’m rooting for the mouse (just because I hate spiders more). But if you’re the squeamish type, then you shouldn’t watch the video below, it’s not pretty.
The guy that posted this video to YouTube had this to say:
This is my adult tarantula – she is female. Her name is Acanthoscurria geniculata and this species is commonly knows as Brazilian whiteknee tarantula or Whitebanded Tarantula. This one is really big one and I fed her using one mouse. She striked quickly and the mouse had no chance to survive. In this video you can see how this tarantula cought the mouse and then how it looked when she was eating it. It took more than 33 hours to eat the whole mouse. I reccomend you to read everything and consider if you want to see brutal (but natural) process of tarantula’s eating.