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Roaches,crickets or mealworms?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by omega7nyc, May 31, 2011.

  1. omega7nyc

    omega7nyc Arachnopeon

    HI all,
    Im still new to the hobby and still doing some research.
    I would love to have an aboreal and terrestial T and some scorpions.
    I dont have any of yet becuase I want to be sure I do it right the first time.

    Being a newbie and wet behind the ears,
    Whats the best to feed T's or scorps ?

    Also I dont plan in the beginning to set up some room with countless T's or scorps.
    In other words Im a newbie and would like to start slow and steady.

    So my problem is should I stick to the local pet store when I need crickets or mealworms to feed T's or scorps?

    Or should I some how start out with like 10 turkestan roaches/crickets or mealworms?

    Now , which ones are the best to keep and raise without any smell or noise?
    What do you recommmend.

    Also by having a pet tarantula or scorp will it somehow have a peculiar smell when you walk into the room?

    Im sorry by being so a n a l but Im just a clean freak!
    any replies will be appreciated! Ty in advance!
  2. PhobeToPhile

    PhobeToPhile Arachnoknight

    Tarantulas have no real odor of their own. If your tarantula starts to smell, that's generally a pretty serious cause for concern-odds are, it's either dead or has an infection. Can't speak for scorps, but I imagine it's the same deal (though you should get someone who actually does know). As for the food...do a quick search. All three can and do work. Without smell...crickets do smell if you keep them. Don't know about the other two.
    Last edited: May 31, 2011
  3. Meecht

    Meecht Arachnosquire

    Crickets smell HORRIBLY if you attempt to raise them. I tried, but they just ended up dying which added to the already horrible stench, I think it got too hot/humid in their enclosure. I'm thinking about just buying them from the pet store from now on for $1/dozen.

    Roaches are real easy and don't smell nearly as bad. My roommate currently keeps a dubia colony and you can't smell it unless you get right over the tank. Pretty neat little bugs.
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