A little help (regarding b.smithi)

will

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I was just wondering, can a B.Smithi of a size of less than 1.5 inch can already take adult roaches or roaches of the same size? If not, can anyone suggest any alternatives? Will it devour pre-killed roaches? (just in case it is still afraid to take out roaches of its size).

I just ran out of small roaches lately and it might take a while before a new batch will arrive. Thanks for informative replies and thanks Arachnoboards! :)
 

bobusboy

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Pre-killing is a safe bet, I've never had a T that didn't forage when I put in pre-killed food.


Lots of people say don't give it anything bigger than the abdomen alive but you can push that a little bit.

IMO prekilled adult is the way to go if you're feeding your tiny T with adult roaches


Additionally; if you're ordering roaches find a few males and a few females and breed your own it will be much cheaper for you to do that than to keep buying them.
 

rockrox1

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squash some roach and feed it... make sure you squash them good before feeding. hehe
 

will

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Thanks. Will try the pre-killed method then. I actually have latreralis eggs. I put them in a deli cup, have it covered (with holes) then place it back to the main container where my adult lateralis thrive.

But I think it will take sometime before the eggs will hatch or rather, I don't even know if they will ever hatch so I'm not counting on that. Anyway, thanks again. :)
 

gmrpnk21

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As far as only feeding prey the size of it's abdomen, my slings have had crickets that are close to the same size as the T and they take it down no problem. I remove the kicking legs just to be safe.
 
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RoseT

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Depending on the type. Some are too hard and can actually hurt the ts fangs.
 

ArachnidJackson

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Good luck.

I was just wondering, can a B.Smithi of a size of less than 1.5 inch can already take adult roaches or roaches of the same size? If not, can anyone suggest any alternatives? Will it devour pre-killed roaches? (just in case it is still afraid to take out roaches of its size).

I just ran out of small roaches lately and it might take a while before a new batch will arrive. Thanks for informative replies and thanks Arachnoboards! :)
Let your T decide, some will take what others will not.
 
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