- Apr 13, 2013
Just a warning/observation, I was checking my pedes and got excited to see my biggest Ethmostigmus trigonopodus "Yellow Leg" (6") had just completed a moult. I could see though, that despite being previously in perfect condition, a terminal leg had come off. I opened the tub, to find a crowd of half grown Porcellio scaber hanging round the pede and nipping at it. You can see the damage here. Bit of shame, I've only ever seen them attack pre-killed prey before (see last pic of a meal-share with an S.hainanum) and once witnessed one kill and eat another of it's own kind who was moulting. I've always added in extra bits of food for them using small slices of banana and one or two cat biscuits, seems they really like the idea of flesh though. So, these are coming out of my tanks now. I've never trusted them with babies, hopefully I've gotten away with this and the pede doesn't drop dead.