Cotinis mutabilis

JumpingSpiderLady

Arachnobaron
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Found one of these on my pants after I came in from feeding the chickens this morning. I thought it would be a nice pet for my daughter. Her crickets finally died. She has yet to notice, but I am glad. They were crazy loud.
Anyway, I assume they eat fruit, but what kind? Can they eat other things?
 

billrogers

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They also enjoy sap. You can give them watered down maple syrup on a cotton ball. Fruit is the easiest imo
 

chanda

Arachnoking
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They enjoy soft, sweet fruit like ripe (or over-ripe) figs and peaches. The fruit should be cut open, making it easier for them to get to the good parts.
 

BeetleExperienc

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Hello JumpingSpiderLady, if you are from Kentucky, it would actually be a Cotinis nitida - kept and fed the same as suggestions above though..
 
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