Well, I busted my arse trying to make the best setup for the avic. as I possibly could, without making something so nice that I never saw her again! As for the smithi, she was a real bitch when I first got her. She flicked hair at the guy I bought her from when I bought her, and quite a few times at me during the first week. She's calmed down a bit, but she still hasn't eaten (which makes me crazy, as I'm an overprotective parent LoL).Originally posted by conipto
Those setups both look nice, and like Ernie said, that is definately a healthy looking B. smithi. Doesn't look to be missing hair at all. I named my smithi Victoria, after my mother. Pretty, but still a spider
Originally posted by nocturnalpulsem
Yes, as a matter of fact, I do. If you must address me by name, use my name: Nick...
1) Hell no! LoLOriginally posted by conipto
How bout Nick-Noc!
I beleive someone here who petsits (holley??) was literally handfeeding mealworms to some avicularia, but I don't think I'd want to do it myself. What would really be great is to find some winged insects that you could safely give a T. I've heard people say that some species can do aerial assault on flying critters, and that would be really cool to watch.
I have bought some mealies today (along with 2 heating pads) and have tried them out. The avic. seems to really like them as they struggle with her, and apparently that pleases her (evil spider LoL). However, I've run into issues with the smithi...When I put them near her she get semi-defensive (i.e. almost threat posture, but seemed more annoyed than anything) but did nothing. As a result, the little bugger burrowed and made life difficult on me. I now have a dish they cannot climb out of for her to eat from. Does anyone feed mealworms ("Super Worms" to be exact) to their smithi?Originally posted by conipto
I beleive someone here who petsits (holley??) was literally handfeeding mealworms to some avicularia...