The hunting strategies of B. klaasi include actively searching the forest floor close to its burrow, including searching up to two meters high in the surrounding vegetation. The tarantula also uses the "sit-and-wait" hunting method. Silk around the entrance to the burrow helps to transmit vibrations from prey movement to the tarantula. Typical prey include large insects such as Orthoptera and Blattodea as well as small lizards and frogs. After feeding in the burrow, prey remains are removed from the burrow and deposited near the entrance.
Animal Foods: insects; terrestrial non-insect arthropods
Primary Diet: carnivore (Insectivore )
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