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Anyone know of any t toys?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Zoomer428, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. Zoomer428

    Zoomer428 Arachnosquire

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    I gave my t a pingpong ball anymore?
     
  2. Theist 17

    Theist 17 Arachnopeon

    I'm having trouble understanding the purpose of this post. Could you clarify, please?
     
  3. poisoned

    poisoned Arachnodemon

    Substrate, they like to play bulldozer
     
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  4. Giygas

    Giygas Arachnosquire

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    I wouldnt call them 'toys', but after a female has laid her sac and its pulled out, you can give her a ping pong ball to sort of act like a dummy until she realises that the 'sac' is a dud. Sort of like an anti depressant (even though Ts are basically biological robots, so there isnt any form of emotion going on)

    just my 2 cents.
     
  5. Zoomer428

    Zoomer428 Arachnosquire

    Ah thanks my t is a male and i gave him a pingpong ball he dug a hole put the ball in and webbed it down
     
  6. captmarga

    captmarga Arachnobaron

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    Just to note, Ts DO know when their eggsac has been taken. They will look for it, and if given an empty sac, or substitute sac, will care for it for a while before deciding it's not a real or viable sac any longer. I have heard stories direct from the breeder about females that fretted away and refusing to eat after their eggsacs were taken from them (and no empty given back). Be they basic brained or not, instinct, especially mothering, does a lot more for animals than we tend to credit.

    Marga
     
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  7. Jared781

    Jared781 Arachnobaron

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  8. TZach

    TZach Arachnosquire

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    i have seen some Ts use crickets as toys, by throwing them or letting them get away so they can get a better hunting experience out of it :)
     
  9. Zoomer428

    Zoomer428 Arachnosquire

    Thanks lol

    ---------- Post added 04-30-2012 at 07:48 PM ----------

    I have yet to see mine do that