Odd or not

Jerry

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Was looking at my mealworm colony and thought I wonder so you may not be able to see it the best but mealworm beetle bit the dust may not ever take them again but he took the first one IMG_20170413_215200061~2.jpg
 

ledzeppelin

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Well it's not odd. A hungry spider will try to kill anything to scale that moves and wanders within its sight. It's just that mealworm beetles are not really a good food source since most of their mass is just a hard chitin shell. They don't really benefit from a such diet. It won't harm the spider, but the nutrient % is near to 0 :)
 

Jerry

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Right I guess I just had it in my head that they wouldn't eat them not sure why but was surprised to see him snatch it up so quickly
 

Jerry

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Wow that's no joke when he first grabbed it and but down it was o loud cautght me off guard
 

Andrea82

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I love it when one of my spiders takes down a beetle. (I don't include the beetles as a staple diet, just every once in a while).
My B.kahlenbergi loves them. Or hates them with a passion since it takes the beetle down mid air usually. And then it goes CRUNCH and I had fun as well :D
 

Jerry

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So I might have to rotate them in every once and a while
 

darkness975

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I wouldn't intentionally use a beetle out of fear for the fangs being damaged.
 
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