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Think a male chaco can handle a hisser?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Bob the thief, Jan 23, 2003.

  1. Bob the thief

    Bob the thief Arachnoknight

    Just wondering im kinda shy of feeding him one , my blondi loves em. But i know her fangs are rather large..

    Scared I might chip his fangs

    hes around 5 inches now, big fella close to adulthood.
  2. mebebraz

    mebebraz Arachnobaron Old Timer

  3. Gail

    Gail Arachnopixie Old Timer

    In my experience with Chacos and hissers I would only give him small ones and make sure those are freshly shed. I had an adult female Chaco who I gave a freshly molted male hisser to. I didn't think it would be a problem as she readily ate half-grown ones and a freshly molted one would be so soft and tender it couldn't even kick her with leg spikes. Well, when I checked on her she was terrified - the hisser had hardened up and would chase her. She has refused to take hissers since. I just think that Chacos are so mild mannered to begin with that they are easily bullied :D