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Tips on superworms please

Discussion in 'Tarantula Feeding and Feeder Insects' started by Steve S., Apr 26, 2018.

  1. Steve S.

    Steve S. New Member

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    I recently got a medium-sized female pink toe who absolutely loves big fat juicy crickets. So yesterday I got her a few superworms just for something different. I put a worm directly on the substrate (coco fiber) near the spider and the worm buried itself in no time. I placed another worm in a shallow dish and the damned thing crawled over the side and buried itself too. If this keeps up pretty soon I'll have something that resembles an ant farm. ;)

    Should I just stick with crickets for now? I did get a couple of pinkie mice so maybe I could try that. Any suggestions on the worms? I do, however, like to fish so at least the worms are not a complete waste.
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    Metalman2004 Well-Known Member

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    Crush their heads before you throw them in. They should still wriggle for a bit.

    You’re going to want to dig up those buried superworms. They’ve been known to chomp on molting tarantulas.
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    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, like @Metalman2004 said crush their heads. On a side note a few of my Avics won't eat worms.
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    I advise against using mice, there is no need for them to be fed to tarantulas. Superworms are fine if the heads are smashed (that is all i use for my larger specimens. If your Avic does not take to the superworms, stick to crickets or try your luck with dubia roaches.
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    Mine hasn't molted since I've had her but digging up the worms gives me a chance to clean her tank again. And like Arachnoclown said, it's possible she doesn't like worms.

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    I've been using worms lately as they're much easier to keep than crickets. But I have the same problem with burrowing. People say to crush the heads. I don't know what I'm doing wrong, but either I don't crush the head enough and the worm still burrows, or I crush the head too much and the worm is dead and hence does not get a feeding response from my Ts.
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