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    Thread: Food preference?

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      Food preference?

      Here's a dumb question for you all-is it remotely possible for T's to have preferences regarding their food, or to get used to a certain prey item? I was wondering because I've given Terry a grand total of two superworms, and a bunch more crickets, in the time I've had him/her. Now that (s)he feeds in front of me, I've noticed that Terry takes superworms fairly calmly, but (s)he demolishes crickets. I've taken into account that the superworms move differently than the crickets, but I wanted to see what you all thought?
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      Crickets tend to get a better food response than anything IMO. Some ts will eat anything that moves, but some I have will take a cricket when they won't take a roach or a worm.

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      All my Ts will go nuts over crickets. A few love suprworms, but I feed those sparing as a "treat", to vary their diet a bit. As I live in FL, I can't feed them roaches. (can't keep them, and most local roaches here are fliers and great climbers)

      My rosea actually will dig for superworms, and seems to relish doing so. I can track the burrowing worms by watching the rosea.

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      offer a hungry T both a worm and cricket at the same time and see if one item is taken over the other.

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      Oh scoolman this is a great and simple idea! I may just have to try this!
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      do it about 50 times and look any sort of consistency.

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      Some Ts are real particular what they will accept, others are garbage guts - will take anything offered. I picked up some hornworms and silkworms last weekend as a treat for my Ts. Some of them saw the new food as treats (or just something else to stuff in their maws), others wouldn't touch the new stuff.

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      Quote Originally Posted by JumpSpidersInc View Post
      All my Ts will go nuts over crickets. A few love suprworms, but I feed those sparing as a "treat", to vary their diet a bit. As I live in FL, I can't feed them roaches. (can't keep them, and most local roaches here are fliers and great climbers
      You don't want to be feeding your spiders anything caught locally, due to exposure to outdoor chemicals used by your neighbors. Many areas also spray pesticides by plane for mosquito control. Roaches are a great item for variety, just use the non-native, non-climbing species.

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      I think that Jump was just saying that the options that we FL residents have in keeping roaches are not that great
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