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amazed by my L.P. juvenile feeding response! Wow!

Discussion in 'General Tarantula Discussion' started by lasiodora-parahybana1980, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. lasiodora-parahybana1980

    lasiodora-parahybana1980 Active Member Premium Member

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    So, earlier today when feeding my little L.P. juvenile, I had thought there was about 3 crickets in the critter keeper tube. Tapped some into the enclosure, and to my frustration, there actually had been about 6 crickets dumped in. I thought, "well, I guess I'll have to remove any uneaten crickets". However, within a couple minutes, "She" (hoping it's a she) gobbled them all like they were going out of style. My T is probably fed for a long while now. :)
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    Greedy feeders, they are.
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    Impressive. Most impressive
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    One of mine did that, swept 6-7 crickets into its clutches, rolled them all into a ball and sat chomping happily :).
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    They eat like garbage disposals. I have a L klugi which is very similar.

    Still, do NOT play battle tongs with these guys.
  6. lasiodora-parahybana1980

    lasiodora-parahybana1980 Active Member Premium Member

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    Yeah, I know people who tong feed their T's, but I'm too chicken to do that right now. Especially, after seeing my little juvenile scarf up all those crickets. Literally chased one from across the enclosure; it was so cool, but not so much for the cricket. :)
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    I never tong feed, I'd rather let them hunt.
  8. lasiodora-parahybana1980

    lasiodora-parahybana1980 Active Member Premium Member

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    Yeah, plus from what I understand, they can break their fangs on the tongs too. I do agree, seeing them hunt is hilarious
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member Premium Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Yes , they can break a fang and let's face it no one tong feeds them in the wild..
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    lasiodora-parahybana1980 Active Member Premium Member

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    Yeah, that's true too. :)
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    I feed them with my mouth on valentines day. Tarantulas love kisses.
  12. lasiodora-parahybana1980

    lasiodora-parahybana1980 Active Member Premium Member

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    Hahahahahahaha!
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