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Milipedes can be a food?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by lanced_prinz, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. lanced_prinz

    lanced_prinz Arachnopeon

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    I found out this morning there was a milipedes in our backyard....
    is milipedes can be a food to my Tarantulas?

    Thank you
     
  2. Aurelia

    Aurelia Arachnoprince

    It's not a good idea to feed your tarantula wild-caught food. They can carry a plethora of insecticide and parasites that can easily kill your spider. Not to mention many millipedes secrete poison that can eat through another invertebrate's exoskeleton.
     
  3. lanced_prinz

    lanced_prinz Arachnopeon

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  4. Moltar

    Moltar ArachnoGod

    In addition to Aurelia's very valid point, most millipedes have a nasty, stinky chemical defense that would be noxious, perhaps even toxic to a tarantula.
     
  5. lanced_prinz

    lanced_prinz Arachnopeon

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    oh really....! thats impressing....
    thank you moltar