- Sep 21, 2005
I tried to feed a superworm to me tarantula and scorpion but it burrowed so freakin fast i couldnt react! Is this bad?
What you were told about this species is that it doesn't burrow and it stays out in the open to be seen a lot. That doesn't mean it'll be doing a lot.LOL cool. How long before it pupates? My a genic is really boring though... i dont know if he would dig around. I dont understand everyone i asked made them seem really active.
Hi!I tried to feed a superworm to me tarantula and scorpion but it burrowed so freakin fast i couldnt react! Is this bad?
That's right. They *might* eat them if they happen to catch the beatle right after it molts when its shell is still soft and red, but very rarely will tarantulas eat beatles. Their shells are too hard.Hi!
If you crush the superworms head, it will still "twich", but don`t dig.
I think you should get rid of the beetle when it appears, becasue T`s usually don`t eat them.
Just thought I would mention, I put a superworm in with my A.Insubtilis and as said it just borrowed down, 1 hour later I witnessed my T removing the Vermiculite from the peat and slowy making a hole and behold the superworm came out at the wrong time and my T had a very nice dinner it was funny to watch. All I can say is I guess as cheetah13mo said it felt it but never knew they could do that Im still new to the hobby and it was fascinating to watch.cheetah13mo said:No. It's fine for now. If the T is hungry, it will feel the worm moving and dig down and get it. It's pretty cool to watch. I had one dig down and disappear it was still alive 3 weeks later so I wouldn't worry about.
They are similar, but different. Kingsized mealworms are actually ordinary mealworms that are treated with hormones to prevent them from pupating. Superworms are a different species that just naturally grow very large. Most keepers will try to avoid anything treated with hormones, because who knows what effect that could have on your T.What exactly is a "superworm"? Is it those kingsized meal worms I sometimes see?