I'm more vile than a cricket...:(

Kenny

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Hi

Hi

I hand feed my smaller T's with live prey, they need to practice:D.

A forcep and a live cricket at the other end and the smaller one of my Versicolors has learnt this so "baad" now so s/he doesn't even bother to leave web.

My bigger Versicolor goes outside and hunt, at least.

I have even seen how the smaller one react when I open the lid; s/he moves up to the top of the web hole at the top of burrow and just wait. S/he knows the good "vibes":D

The other day s/he literally pulled the cricket out of the forcep even before I had released it:)

Then,, when s/he doesn't come up, I know: molt is on it's way.

This "guessing" has worked now 3 times out of 3 molts.

Kenny
 

AlbinoDragon829

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Originally posted by Gillian
Hi all,
Will tarantulas and scorps take dead prey?

Peace,
Gillian
Some will, and some won't. It varies. I used to feed my scorp dead crickets for a while, and then suddenly it stopped taking them.. After that it would only eat live crickets and mice. I've heard of Ts taking dead prey, but it's not too common.
 

AlbinoDragon829

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Re: Re: hey

Originally posted by Big Dragonfly
Why do you do that?
I'd also like to know... It seems like a waste of time when you could just skip putting pins in it and cut it up.. Sounds kind of sidistic to me with the pins and all.
 

Mister Internet

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Originally posted by Raveness
I have sympathy for all living things
How do you stay sane? I'm actually being quite serious here, please don't think I'm being facetious. I am genuinely curious. If I went through each day preoccupied with every living thing I encountered, I'd be afraid to even step outside my door...
 

Tarantula Lover

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hey

i do it to the ones that chirp loud, and get on my nerves, but usually i will just snip em up!

James
 

Henry Kane

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Feeding prey to my T's doesn't really bother me. At least that way, their energy is passed on. The senseless killing of any living thing leaves me with a wierd feeling though. Like I snuffed out it's energy with no purpose. I dunno...wierd I guess...but that's just how I feel about it. :?

Atrax
 

AlbinoDragon829

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Re: hey

Originally posted by Tarantula Lover
i do it to the ones that chirp loud, and get on my nerves, but usually i will just snip em up!

James
Hmm.. I guess I can kind of see why you do that. I usually punish the chirpers by making them the first that I give to my T or pede. The cool thing about this is that after a while I'm left with a few crickets that won't chirp.. But then they get fed to my pets anyways, lol.
 
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