Yes, he is so neat. He is absolutely brutal when it comes to feeding. It looks like I have another hobby! How often do you feed yours? I fed him a large cricket and the next morning it looked like his sides were bulging. That is when I took the picture. I don't want to overfeed him.
Well, I have an enclosure of 21 adults and an unknown number of little babies running around. Every Saturday or Sunday we feed our inverts and at that time I will throw in a bunch of crickets. I don't know how often the individual is eating. For C.exilicauda, I imagine that one appropriately sized meal item per week would be a good average.
He stung the cricket once and it struggled free. He than approached it again and gave it a couple more stings. Finally he seized it firmly and stung it a couple more times at the base of the head. I can hardly wait to feed him again!
Originally posted by Kugellager If its from the Phoenix area it is definitely a C.exilicauda...C.vittatus do not reside that far west...remember the venom is possibly of medical significance so be careful...