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Mr Torts waiting

Discussion in 'Brachypelma' started by tapkoote, Apr 4, 2019.

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    tapkoote Active Member

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    I call him Mr Torts- Mr Tor-Tice- proper, it's from an old joke. "Tortoise"
    He was slow as heck to find food at first, not so much now.
    Any way I saw him moving around the tank this evening with his front legs raised high. I saw the same behavior in my first B smithi, and knew he was hungry. Got two crickets in there , immediately got one. But here he is waiting for the other to come out from behind the water dish. It seems once they get past 3 1/2 inches or so, they know they can roam around and scare up some dinner. And catch them with their legs raised high in front.
    Now I have my spiders under the TV set, so we watch hockey all winter together, those folks who hide their spiders in a back room won't see this behavior. IMG_9109.JPG
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    tapkoote Active Member

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    Torts is a hog.
    He's realized when I pull the cork out of the top, bugs will fall from the sky.
    He was wondering around the cage hungry, so I dropped in a cricket. He grabbed it and was sitting there waiting. Another one in and grabbed it also. There's only one left in the container so I dropped it in too. He grabbed it and wondered off. My other T would eat one at a time, then search out others to eat one at a time. These guys do have their own separate personality. short vid
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    tapkoote Active Member

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    Torts is a digger. I keep a light on for warmth at the cage. I spun the cage around 180*, to change the water, next morning he'd dug out the corner, like on the other end. Of course he dirtied the dish!

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    I'm going to bring my T's to work. I can't wait to see my bosses reaction.