Milipedes can be a food?

lanced_prinz

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I found out this morning there was a milipedes in our backyard....
is milipedes can be a food to my Tarantulas?

Thank you
 

Aurelia

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It's not a good idea to feed your tarantula wild-caught food. They can carry a plethora of insecticide and parasites that can easily kill your spider. Not to mention many millipedes secrete poison that can eat through another invertebrate's exoskeleton.
 

Moltar

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In addition to Aurelia's very valid point, most millipedes have a nasty, stinky chemical defense that would be noxious, perhaps even toxic to a tarantula.
 
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