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DiStUrBeD-OnE

Arachnoknight
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lol i was sitting here watching my T walk around its home... and it came across a cric that was in it, but i guess the cric saw the giant beast walking towards it... and it just fell over and acted dead, lol :rolleyes: .. i just snickered to myself saying that cric is gonna be spider goo in a few mins... but i came back in and the freakin Cric was STILL staying in the same spot... with the T hovering over it... and it stayed like that for over 2 hours... (P.S. The cric wasnt dead, i tapped it with my tweezers and it jumped up, walked around, and fell back down again right in front of the T..:? )

Soooooo... i was wondering, why diddnt the T eat the cric? it was RIGHT under him... can they not sense a cric sitting right under it? Cant they see it or something? :? Guess i havnt read if they can see / hear / feel the cric.. im pretty sure they cant smell... lol.
LMAO.. It was a funny sight tho ;P =D



Ian
 

That Guy

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nope...

T's cant see, or hear. They go by vibes on the ground. Have you ever yelled and one of your T's cluttles up. It goes by vibes like i said, The only thing it can see is dark, and light. That is one smart cricket, the ones I buy always try to climp up the wall(Funny if you see them do it). Your T will eat it, or if it doesnt eat it in about 24 hours, pull it out, and try again.

Hope I could help(If I did at all)

Hampton
 

DiStUrBeD-OnE

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lol np

Heh, i finally kinda..er..flicked the cric at the T and he jumped on it :D lol
Thanks for the help



Ian
 

belewfripp

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Tarantulas definitely can see; how well, and whether or not arboreals see better than most, is a matter of debate. I will also mention that what we call hearing is just our eardrums vibrating in response to sound waves. Tarantulas may not have ears, but their various vibration-sensitive setae serve much the same function -- picking up and receiving sound waves.


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invertepet

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Yes, tarantulas can definitely see. That'd be an awful waste of so many eyes if they couldn't..!

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The_Phantom

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Originally posted by invertepet
Yes, tarantulas can definitely see. That'd be an awful waste of so many eyes if they couldn't..!

bill
No kidding ! Eight eyes but theyre all blind ? The way I see it, I think they have eight eyes, one for each leg ! :D
 

Arachnopuppy

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I started doing this some time ago. I would actually let the cricket go if it could play dead like that or somehow avoid the tarantula for an extended period of time. The way I see it, they deserve to be let go.
 

blackacidevil

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Spider senses......

I'm pretty sure T's can somehow smell, otherwise how else would s'lings know to munch on split up crickets....and it is a shame that they have so many eyes yet can only differentiate between dark and bright :cool: .
 

Bob the thief

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Re: Spider senses......

Originally posted by blackacidevil
I'm pretty sure T's can somehow smell, otherwise how else would s'lings know to munch on split up crickets....and it is a shame that they have so many eyes yet can only differentiate between dark and bright :cool: .
You bet your ass they can arachnids have one of the most advanced sensory systems on the planet!.
They can smell , they can feel vibrations and it is unkown if they can see.
 

schlinkey

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As far as I know, they have chemoreceptors on the tip of their palps (or all of their legs?) that allows them to determine yummy from anything else as well ;)
 
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