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Neil Richardson
07-06-05, 02:47 PM
My 5" female genic is a crazy beast. She's always willing to pounce on anything that falls into her tank, including the water dish when it's being filled. So i thought maybe she'd take a pinkie mouse, and she did!

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/neil.richardson40/spiders/Aragog_Eating_Mouse1.jpg

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/neil.richardson40/spiders/Aragog_Eating_Mouse2.jpg

Will probably take her hours to finish it, she started just before 2pm.[/img]

John
26-06-05, 10:44 PM
was that a live mouse

Neil Richardson
27-06-05, 12:56 PM
Frozen. Dont think it's legal to feed live vertabrate prey to pets, unless you can prove pet wouldn't accept any alternative.

Stefan
27-06-05, 01:33 PM
it is legal to feed live animals to pets so long as they were breed and purchased for that purpose. In other words you can't go to the pet store to but mice to feed to another animal.

Neil Richardson
27-06-05, 01:50 PM
it is legal to feed live animals to pets so long as they were breed and purchased for that purpose. In other words you can't go to the pet store to but mice to feed to another animal.

Ah, i didn't know that, thanks.

Wouldn't want to risk a live mouse though, they can fight back, and i dont think it's worth the risk to the spider.

Stefan
27-06-05, 04:18 PM
i shouldn't think a pinkie would damage a spider but it is less humain if you do.......... but then again pinkie mice are put into hypothermia.

Aviculariinae
27-06-05, 11:55 PM
Hi,

It is illegal in ireland to cause unessesary suffering to an animal. I thought it was the same in the UK :o

Phil Messenger
28-06-05, 07:02 AM
it is legal to feed live animals to pets so long as they were breed and purchased for that purpose. In other words you can't go to the pet store to but mice to feed to another animal.

That is incorrect in the UK, it is illegal to purchase live mice or any vertibrate animal to use to feed another animal,
just as it is for the shop to knowingly sell live vertibrate as food. IME T will thrive soley on an insect based diet with no need for such large meals as mice.

Neil Richardson
28-06-05, 10:23 AM
just stick to frozen to be safe then.

Are the giant spiders okay on an all insect diet? I'd have thought that a T.Blondi would need a meal a lot more substantial than even adult crickets. Or do you have to switch to adult locusts and so on?