I have some wonderful photos of spider feeding time but before any of my babies eat, there are six other ‘active’ mouths to feed.

My tarantulas enjoy a healthy diet of gut-loaded cricketscricket of varying sizes, sometimes the odd hopperhopper (young locust) and now and then, when available, a few roaches.dubia

Recently I bought myself a new little baby and although it’s only one, it has 6+ mouths….my Dionaea muscipula, aka, Venus Fly Trap.  For the first time last week I fed this gorgeous plant 6 size 2 crickets (very, very small, almost pin-head size) and sat watching excitedly as each little mouth closed tightly around its morsel!  After only a few days of digestion I notice now that the hungry little mouths are open even wider than before their first feed!20130421_235326

Think I’ll call this one, Hannibal.



About Robert

A fifty-something, retired Celestial Travel Agent. Walked many paths; some good, lots bad. Meandering through the past, plodding in the present, crawling toward the future.
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