Spiderling finally ate!

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Spiderling finally ate!

Post by Scott Nichols » Sat, 15 Aug 1998 04:00:00



Well my L. parybana spiderling finally got the urge to eat this evening.
I've been trying two to three times a day for the last week trying to get
it to eat. I caught a handful of small moths at the backdoor light and its
almost done eating the first. There pretty tiny so I'll toss in another
one once its done eating the first. I thought maybe he was approacing a
molt, but its never moulted yet. And I can't feed it mealworms anymore
cause they've all grown larger than the spider is now. Oh well I can buy
some more. But the place where I buy crickets sells crickets for 10 cents
a piece. And mealworms cost 10 c too. I can see paying 10 cents for
crickets but these tiny mealworms aren't worth 10 c a piece.

Scott

 
 
 

Spiderling finally ate!

Post by Trol » Sun, 16 Aug 1998 04:00:00


RE: Spiderling finally ate!

Quote:

>Well my L. parybana spiderling finally got the urge to eat this evening.
>I've been trying two to three times a day for the last week trying to get
>it to eat. I caught a handful of small moths at the backdoor light and its
>almost done eating the first. There pretty tiny so I'll toss in another
>one once its done eating the first. I thought maybe he was approacing a
>molt, but its never moulted yet. And I can't feed it mealworms anymore
>cause they've all grown larger than the spider is now. Oh well I can buy
>some more. But the place where I buy crickets sells crickets for 10 cents
>a piece. And mealworms cost 10 c too. I can see paying 10 cents for
>crickets but these tiny mealworms aren't worth 10 c a piece.
>Scott

Scott hi,
i have 7 Lasiodora striatus lings and have noticed they will not usually eat if
i am watching but if i leave the food in with them for a couple of hours and
come back there eating so you might just want to leave the food in there for a
bit insted of removeing it when they dont want to eat it right away and comming
back to try 2 or 3 times a day. ive noticed also Ts seem to prefer{i get better
responce} being fed at night 11:00pm-4:00am. be careful feeding wild cought
prey items you do run the risk of transfering parasites and feeding you spiders
pesticide packed food. $.10 apiece thats highway robbery!!! have you thought
about ordering crickets from cricket farms i dunno where you live but i order
mine from Bassette cricket ranch {Visalia Cal. 1-800-634-2445} and pay around
$13.50 for 500 which breaks down to about $.02-$.03 apiece, also you can try
power feeding dead *** crickets, alot of my lings will eat them though a few
are picky, just squish there head and toss them in for 24hrs what evers left
over after that remove
cya

Mike troll

                 "Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day.
                  Teach a man to fish and he'll hog your spot,
                  tell his friends about it, get drunk, make noise,
                  and trash the place."  

 
 
 

Spiderling finally ate!

Post by Dorothy Def » Sun, 16 Aug 1998 04:00:00


i have 4 tarantulas. 3 rose haired and 1 zebra. don't worry, they go of
feed for different reasons. mine do i know a lot about them.fel free to
ask me any questions about them.

dorothy defoy (dee)

 
 
 

Spiderling finally ate!

Post by Scott Nichols » Sun, 16 Aug 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>Scott hi,
>i have 7 Lasiodora striatus lings and have noticed they will not usually eat if
>i am watching but if i leave the food in with them for a couple of hours and
>come back there eating so you might just want to leave the food in there for a
>bit insted of removeing it when they dont want to eat it right away and comming
>back to try 2 or 3 times a day. ive noticed also Ts seem to prefer{i get better
>responce} being fed at night 11:00pm-4:00am. be careful feeding wild cought
>prey items you do run the risk of transfering parasites and feeding you spiders
>pesticide packed food. $.10 apiece thats highway robbery!!! have you thought
>about ordering crickets from cricket farms i dunno where you live but i order
>mine from Bassette cricket ranch {Visalia Cal. 1-800-634-2445} and pay around
>$13.50 for 500 which breaks down to about $.02-$.03 apiece, also you can try
>power feeding dead *** crickets, alot of my lings will eat them though a few
>are picky, just squish there head and toss them in for 24hrs what evers left
>over after that remove

Well it ate and thats all I am worried about right now. But I tell you its
really fat now. its abdomen is alot bigger than its cephalothorax.

Well actually I do pay less than 10 c a cricket cause I do usually buy
them in bulk. I usually get 50 for $4 I can get 100 for $7.50 and I think
1000 for like $20 but I've never bought more than 100 at a time.

Watched a show the other night on Discovery channel about raising
crickets. It showed Fluker Farms crickets. Man do they raise alot of
crickets. Millions of them they had.

Scott