This winter has been rather difficult for finding food for my pet spider, a Hairyback Tarantula, Champignon.
Her last proper feed was 17 July 2013, a fully grown mouse, which she was still eating over 24 hours later.
In the last 10 weeks, I have managed to scavenge and feed her small morsels.
Like small cockroaches (German Cockroaches)
Christmas Beetles (Cicada),
Yesterday, in Umhlanga, Durban, South Africa, my friend and I managed to catch a fairly substantial size Gheko.
I put it in the tank, and it was probably about 10 seconds, and my Champignon was feeding happily.
This morning, she was still feeding, and one fat and happy Hairyback Tarantula.
Upon my arrival at home last night, I found my hairyback tarantula, Champignon still feeding on the petstore mouse I fed her yesterday evening.
Almost 24 hours later!
My Hairy Back Tarantula – Champignon (french for mushroom) has been rather hungry lately, as spring is fast approaching.
I went to Petland at the Crescent; they did not have live pinkies, only frozen ones, so I chose this fully grown mouse (normally fed to snakes – can be dangerous to spiders due to teeth)
Fully grown mouse for supper anyone?
I tossed the mouse in…Let the epic battle of twisting and turning begin!
In about 3 seconds, my Champignon injected the poison into the helpless mammal, and it was all over.