C. versicolor feeding

PhoenixFyre

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Hi hi!

For those of you with front opening enclosures for your versi's - how in the world do you get the prey up into the web!

My girl webbed the entire top and around the sides of the top. Getting the prey into her web is a bit challenging!

Any tips would be appreciated.
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Mine is usually waiting at the opening of one of the tubes when hungry, so I'll use tongs to drop a cricket on the nearest leaf and it gets snatched up in short order. Even had my versi grab a cricket in mid air after it tried to jump off the leaf for safety. Don't worry, though - if you're using crickets and one manages to get down to the ground without being grabbed, it will either climb up and get caught eventually or the T will leave it's web and hunt it down. They are very capable hunters.
 

PhoenixFyre

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Thank you so much, everyone!

I forgot to mention that she's a sling about 1".

Good grief it's always an adventure trying to get the food into her web!

April Webbing 1.jpg April Webbing 2.jpg
 

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I can see how it's tricky with the front panel of the enclosure not opening all the way to the top. I prefer front opening enclosures where the entire front panel opens, or at least only a portion on the bottom stays closed to retain substrate. You'll have to get creative with that one!
 

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I can see how it's tricky with the front panel of the enclosure not opening all the way to the top. I prefer front opening enclosures where the entire front panel opens, or at least only a portion on the bottom stays closed to retain substrate. You'll have to get creative with that one!
Yups! I can't wait to find a better enclosure for her. This one is terrible. hehehe
 

AlbaArachnids92

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I haven't owned one personally but a friend of mine had a similar issue, after a while I suggested trying small/baby hoppers as I noticed when I feed them they always seem to climb to the highest point on their own. Crickets and roaches don't seem to do the same IMLE.

Just dropped in the base of the enclosure and the T will either hunt it down or catch it on the way up :)
 

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I normally drop a locust near the base due to my enclosure design. 9 times out of 10 it will start climbing and if the versi is hungry it will take it in pretty short order.
 
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