hi. i put three mealworms in the tank to see if she would eat them and almost immediately they burrowed into the substrate. now what? will they come up again or will she dig them up? if she doesn't eat them then should i try to find them?
This is my feeling, too. I have heard too many horror stories about worms not being eaten and later turning the tables by eating the tarantulas. I either contain the worms or feed them from the forceps.Originally posted by LaRiz
Basically I was saying, it's better to be safe than sorry.
Like it was said before, and even heard of, that mealworms of both Tenebrio and Zophobas can injure a molting tarantula.
Myself, I like to play things safe. I make sure that prey is eaten and dispatched before leaving it. It's something I've been doing from the start.
I'm sure a tarantula can dig up a tasty surprise later on, but what if it doesn't. Thinking it did, you toss in another. And another, and so on.
I'm a control freak, it has to be eaten, or it comes out.