Hanging food?

julesee

Arachnopeon
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Jul 14, 2007
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I have a Avicularia versicolor and after he eats his cricket he hangs the carcus on a piece of silk from the roof of his home. Why is that?
 

jr47

Arachnobaron
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Aug 4, 2005
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Maybe he's been watching predator. I'm not sure but I would guess its to keep something else from getting it.
 

Talkenlate04

ArachnoGod
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My pokies do that sometimes too, and if I forget they are there, a day or so later the ball of remains is starting to mold but it's hanging away from everything else. So I just take tweezers and pull it out. It’s almost like they know the remains are going to spoil and do what they can to keep it away from them.
 

spid142

Arachnobaron
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I agree with talkenlate, I have seen some of my pokies hang their remains of crix by a thread alongside their hide. They are just moving the remains out of the way. I have a young avic I recently got who does the same thing. Im sure its a pretty common behavior.
 
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