What Do Baby Spiders Eat?

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December 25, 2023 by Marjorie R. Rogers, MA (English), Certified Consultant

As a new parent, you may be wondering what baby spiders eat. The answer may surprise you! Baby spiders actually eat the same thing as adult spiders – insects!

However, they need to eat more frequently because their bodies are growing so quickly. A baby spider will typically eat 2-3 times a day, while an adult spider only needs to eat 1-2 times per week.

Do you ever wonder what baby spiders eat? Well, wonder no more! Baby spiders generally eat small insects or other arthropods.

This includes items like flies, ants, and beetles. Baby spiders will also consume nectar from flowers. Some species of spider will even eat smaller members of their own kind!

What Do Baby Spiders Eat?

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What Do Baby Spiders Eat When They Hatch?

When baby spiders hatch, they are incredibly tiny and vulnerable. Their first meal is typically their egg sac, which provides them with essential nutrients to help them survive. After that, they will start to hunt for small insects or other spiders to eat.

They use their venomous fangs to kill their prey before devouring it whole. Baby spiders grow quickly and need to eat a lot in order to survive and thrive.

What Do You Feed a Small House Spider?

Assuming you would like tips for keeping a pet spider, here are some ideas for what to feed a small house spider. In the wild, spiders eat a variety of insects including flies, mosquitoes, moths, and beetles. If you have live insects available, your spider will likely be happy to feast on them.

You can also purchase cricket or mealworm kits from many pet stores. These come with everything you need to raise your own supply of food for your spider. If you don’t want to deal with live insects, there are also various types of commercially available freeze-dried foods that will work as well.

Just be sure to read the labels carefully and avoid anything that contains artificial colors or flavors, as these can be harmful to spiders.

How Long Can Baby Spiders Live Without Food?

Assuming you are referring to baby spiders that have not yet reached maturity, they can survive for quite a while without food. It is not uncommon for baby spiders to fast for several months at a time. However, once they reach maturity, they will need to eat more regularly or they will start to deteriorate and eventually die.

Can Baby Spiders Live Without the Mother?

Yes, baby spiders can live without the mother. They will need to find food and shelter on their own, but they are capable of surviving without the mother spider. The baby spiders will also need to learn how to build webs and hunt for prey, but they can do this on their own as well.


What Do Baby Spiders Drink

What do baby spiders drink? Many people are surprised to learn that baby spiders don’t actually drink fluids in the same way that we do. Instead, they absorb moisture from their prey before they eat it.

This helps them to stay hydrated and keep growing. However, there are some spider species which will drink water droplets if they’re available. This is usually done through a process known as ‘basking’.

The spider will raise its abdomen into the air to expose it to the full force of the sun. This heats up the water inside its body and causes it to evaporate, leaving the spider hydrated.


Most baby spiders will eat small insects like flies. Some may even be able to eat food that is bigger than them if they can kill it and break it down into smaller pieces.

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