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What's a snow white cricket with wings?!

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Archangel, Nov 21, 2004.

  1. Archangel

    Archangel Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Went to feed my G. pulchra and found a thing that looked like a snow white cricket with black dot eyes and long body length wings. I took it and another cricket out and flushed it. But what the hell was it and where did it come from? :confused: My T. seems fine, but I'm a little freaked out. Any ideas out there? :?


  2. David_F

    David_F Arachnoprince Old Timer

    The cricket just molted.
  3. maxwellxxv

    maxwellxxv Arachnosquire Old Timer

    crikets molt like t s. they are white..and there is an exoskelitone some where in tank.. it is normal...dont leave crickets in the enclosure for to long they stress the T..
  4. xanadu1015

    xanadu1015 Arachnobaron Old Timer

    lol Got to see a moulted cricket for the first time huh? I can understand your worry, but it won't hurt your T to feast on it. Next time, just pop it in and let them have at it.

  5. Archangel

    Archangel Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Cool, thanks for the info. ;) I knew you guys had the answers. :worship: It must have been hiding behind my T's hide. My T "Noxema" (Wesley Snipes character) doesn't eat on a regular basis. Sometimes Noxie eats like a fiend and other times not at all. I wish It would hurry up and molt so I can tell the sex and so it will start feasting again. :wall:


  6. xanadu1015

    xanadu1015 Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Unfortunately T's moult on their own schedule. Its hard being patient isn't it?

  7. Heh, the cricket just spent the last hour or so putting every ounce of energy it had shedding it's exosekelton, only to be flushed down the toilet. {D I usually reward them by chucking them in with a hungry T.

    Soft 'n Chewy. :drool:
  8. Archangel

    Archangel Arachnoknight Old Timer

    I have never been the patient type. :eek: I'm an "instant" person. I believe life should be like a remote control. If you want it to happen just press "select" and you're there. :D

    LOLO. Kind of like having a nice New York cheese cake I guess. :wicked:
  9. T-kid's mom

    T-kid's mom Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Not only will it not hurt your T, we've found that they seem to take these as a special treat. Even a finicky T will usually pounce on a white cricket!

  10. Mad Hatter

    Mad Hatter Arachnobaron Old Timer

    The first time I saw a white (freshly molted cricket) it really made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. I had only four crickets left in the container and when I checked back later, I found three normal crickets, one dead cricket (the shed exuvia), and one very very white ghostly looking cricket. I was beyond being freaked out... :eek:

    8SEXYLEGS Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Yeah, molted crickets look kind of freaky, like ghost crickets or albino crcikets. I didn't know that T's perferred freshly molted ones over the others. I guess the like their food fresh!
  12. Joe1968

    Joe1968 Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Yeah I saw a few of those molted crix before, sometimes I'll wait for them to harden up and then feed them to my Ts.....so they can be CRUNCHY!!! :D
  13. Man, I'm never going to be able to eat cheese cake the same again! {D
    It can be kind of freaky seeing them for the first time. The first time I saw one I thought it was sick and tossed it! :8o
  14. BlkCat

    BlkCat Arachnoprince Old Timer

    The 1st time I saw a white cricket was when i had opened a box from reptilefood.com. I was like "WOW!!! I got a special cricket in here. He is an albino! Neat... I wanna keep him." Yep I sure felt stupid when my b/f told me that there was nothing special about him. He had just moulted. :8o
  15. Joe1968

    Joe1968 Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Ahh found a pic for ya.

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  16. xanadu1015

    xanadu1015 Arachnobaron Old Timer

    It is kind of like a special treat for your T's....not so great for the crickets :wicked: lol