Well, the day has finally come that Aragog has eaten! I haven’t seen her eat since I got her in October of last year!
You may not be able to see it in the picture very well, but she’s got a cricket in her fangs!
Well, I know you are just as excited as I am about this!! Now, hopefully she will start eating more often and I can get a video of it!
Fun Facts about Tarantulas:
*A tarantula doesn’t use a web to ensnare prey, though it may spin a trip wire to signal an alert when something approaches its burrow. These spiders grab with their appendages, inject paralyzing venom, and dispatch their unfortunate victims with their fangs. They also secrete digestive enzymes to liquefy their victims’ bodies so that they can suck them up through their straw-like mouth openings. After a large meal, the tarantula may not need to eat for a month. (http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/bugs/tarantula/)
*Check out this cool website! http://kids.sandiegozoo.org/animals/insects/tarantula