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lanced_prinz
08-10-2010, 01:02 AM
I found out this morning there was a milipedes in our backyard....
is milipedes can be a food to my Tarantulas?

Thank you

Aurelia
08-10-2010, 01:18 AM
It's not a good idea to feed your tarantula wild-caught food. They can carry a plethora of insecticide and parasites that can easily kill your spider. Not to mention many millipedes secrete poison that can eat through another invertebrate's exoskeleton.

lanced_prinz
08-10-2010, 04:10 AM
Thank you... Aurelia

Moltar
08-10-2010, 10:13 AM
In addition to Aurelia's very valid point, most millipedes have a nasty, stinky chemical defense that would be noxious, perhaps even toxic to a tarantula.

lanced_prinz
08-10-2010, 10:50 AM
oh really....! thats impressing....
thank you moltar