Discussion in 'Arachnids General' started by Og_, Oct 3, 2007.
OOO poor baby.... My Mexican Redknee will take a rat pink but not a fuzzy or hopper....hee hee....people get so freaked out when I say I have spiders and I HOLD them ....
*runs and screams like a girl*
Wouldn't the punch line be,...
Anything it wants!
It actually looks like it is cuddleing the mouse, lol.
I'm not sure why people get upset about a spider eating a cuddly, furry little mouse. The spider is cuddly and furry too!
I think it's pretty interesting, actually. Some spiders eat small birds.
HeeHeeHeeHeeHee (Evil Laugh)!
That was a pic of a "Goliath Bird Eating Tarantula" (T. Blondi)
Woo Hoo, I've never heard of anyone cuddling up to an aggressive Tarantula sporting 1 and 1/2 inch fangs!
I don't keep my spider for sentimental reasons. I keep it because watching him feed right before my eyes is far better than watching it on Animal Planet!
Here's a before and after shot.
The little white ball is all that's left.
I still cant get over my fear of spiders, I try but to no avail. Thta is a creepy looking spider, I would have a coronary if I ever saw that in person, lol. I think it is awesome though that there are so many people who enjoy them. Maybe one day i will get over it, lol
Well, I'll tell ya, I keep it in a 10 Gallon tank with a slide on screen top! It can't get out unless it can chew through steel!
My luck I would get one that could chew through steel, and then wake up with it right smack in the middle of my face lol
hehe, they may not be able to chew through steel. but did you guys know spider silk is five times stronger than a steel wire of the same diameter?
Nice Goliath. I've even got my Chilean Rosehair to take a pinkie once, though unfortunately I didn't get a pic. I just can't get over what a awesome show they put on when they first get it. YAY!
Well, Spiders kill their prey rather quickly with venom.
A carnivore lizard like a savannah monitor takes more time.
I miss my t. blondi *pouts*
My luck, a really big spider would try to eat me I can't get any more exotic than lizards, I guess. Dumb question: do they actually catch the mouse and then inject it? Or was that a frozen mouse.....? Did it have to be really hungry to go after that? I know nothing about spiders, except what I can observe in my basement I have had snakes and watched them eat before, and they have to really move to get them. Obviously, a question from a non-spider person
Sorry to take so much time getting back to you. That was a live mouse.
A Tarantula will eat as much as it needs to. The last feeding ended up with a half eaten bloody mess. So now I'm offering smaller meals.
They inject them with venom which breaks down the animal for consumpton. they have a mouth with no teeth to chew.
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