they eat frogs for sure
In the wild would a frog such as a green tree frog ever be part of a tarantula's diet? do Tarantuals even eat any species of frog at all? I never seen it on nature shows so, I was just wondering.
they eat frogs for sure
Are tarantulas immune to the posion of firebelly toads? I'll probably try to feed them a green frog.
Definitely, NOT a pac man frog cause the T would be the dinner and that would suck
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It's actually one of the best foods, and one of the few vertebrates they ACTUALY eat in the wild. While I still search for wild pics of a T eating a rodent, images of T's eating frogs in the wild abund.
Swamp species like blondi and co are big frog eaters. In captivity, I noticed that a frog meal is easier digested. A pinkie of the same size leaves my animal bloated for weeks.
If you collect, check out the envirronment around for sources of pesticides since
they will surely enter the frogs via their preys. If you find very few frogs in a place where they used to thrive, move away. Pesticides hinder their reproduction, hence it's an accurate sign that this spot is contaminated to levels that could kill T's in a meal or two!!!
If the spot seems safe but you still feel unsure, just feed one or two frogs then switch to something else and wait for a while. Toxins can accumulate in a T, so a steady diet of animals slightly tainted might kill them on the long run.
According to one website, Australian tarantulas are one of the very animals down under that prey on the introduced cane toads.
Another thing. Check your laws. Today many frogs are protected due to losing habitat etc. and no longer are common as before. Bullfrogs in many states, however, if you have a fishing license the limit is 20 per day. If you live in a state where they are nonnative(CA for example) you'd be doing the enviroment good by taking out a slingshot and nailing as many of them as possible. If you are in a Southern State, feed your T's Cuban treefrogs which are nonnative and invasive as opposed to the native green treefrog. You will be feeding your T's and helping the environment.
I'm pretty sure lots of arboreals(Avics, pokies, etc.) encounter frogs very often in the wild.
So Tarantulas are immune to the toxins cane toads secret off as a defensive to their predators?
And I don't have to worry about Pesticides because all my frogs are going to come from the pet store. I'm going to be using green tree frogs
And please dont try to tell me that they evolved to eat the cane toads because that contradicts the evolutionary need for huge periods of time. according to evolutionary theory as i under stand it , cane toads havent been in australia long enough for predators to evolve to eat it and thats why they are so invasive. The Australian Ts must be able to eat them fopr some other reason than they evolved to be able to.
NOOOOOOOOOOO FROGS, Never no how no way. I after last summer I learned a lot about frogs. Frogs carry NEMATODES. And nematodes KILL Tarantulas.
I had an adult B. Smithi go down a few weeks after eating a frog. I fed them to my Ts every summer because they were there for the feeding, but now I will never do it again.
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And actually there is a documented case recently of a snake in Australia that has actually evolved within our own lifetime to be able to eat the cane toad. They're doing research on it right now...They find some that still die from the toxins...but there are populations they are finding that are now immune to it. This is very rapid evolution, yes. Evolution does not have to slow and take thousands or millions of years. It all depends on the selective pressures being applied as well as the other evolutionary processes in that population.
"The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic" - Charles Darwin
Someone should post a guide to raise them, thoug!!!
Remember that with cane toads, the poison 'sacs' or whatever they're called are located in a certain part of the amphibian (I can't recall exactly where but I think it was a small part of the body - one on each side I think.) Perhaps the Aussie Ts mainly bite them on the areas of the body away from the poison 'sacs' and suck up only the contents from the main part of the body (excluding the poison 'sacs.') I'm just theorising anyway. Who knows, there may be instances of Aussie Ts biting the wrong part of the body and suffering fatalities. Though I honestly don't know any details. The website didn't go into specifics at all.
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