Will a silverfish eat a molting tarantula?

Moakmeister

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I just saw a silverfish in my GBB’s enclosure. No idea how it got there. There’s no paper or cardboard in there. When I tried to grab it, it darted under the webs. Will this thing be okay to stay in there, or do I have to ruin Elsa’s awesome webbing to get it out?
 

Stemmy101

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Yes I would definitely get it out. I did some research and it says they will eat virtually anything available, including other dead insects. If it'll eat dead bugs, I'm sure that means it'll eat a molting T in it's helpless state. Your Ts safety is priority, so if that means destroying her web I would do it
Edit: even if there's a chance it won't nibble on your T I wouldn't risk it anyway
 

Moakmeister

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Yes I would definitely get it out. I did some research and it says they will eat virtually anything available, including other dead insects. If it'll eat dead bugs, I'm sure that means it'll eat a molting T in it's helpless state. Your Ts safety is priority, so if that means destroying her web I would do it
Edit: even if there's a chance it won't nibble on your T I wouldn't risk it anyway
It hurt my heart, but the deed is done.
 

coldbl00ded

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Yeah, if your tarantula is about to molt, and it hasn't eaten it's live food and/or there's a bug in their enclosure, get it out because they are weakest when molting
 
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