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Yeah they love to stuff the food in their mouths. Heres a 10" stirmi stuffing her face...


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Some Ts prefer smaller food items, my Tapi is like that. She kills one 5/8" cricket/roach, holds it under her arm and grabs a second one and then goes back to her dirt curtain hide.

I've had a few instances of a T in premolt that has killed an annoying feeder and not eaten it. That is different. The T is preventing a potential threat before it goes into it's most vulnerable state, it's being proactive.

However, if your T is taking and eating more than one food item try the next larger size; unless it's shy like my Tapi, lol, it might save you from having to monitor multiple food items in it's cage