Hapalopus sp. Colombia large form eating a mealworm
In the afternoon I gave the smallest of the tarantulas I keep, a
Hapalopus sp. Colombia large form sling, a small mealworm, Tenebrio
molitor. Even though the mealworm was larger than the tarantula, as
soon as I dropped it next to it, the tarantula attacked the larva,
wrestled with it, and subdued it.
I keep this species since April the 7th,
2020. And while I have
attempted to give it pre-killed mealworms before as far as I know this
is the first time it actually eats in my care.
I previously wrote how to configure minicom to connect to a device
that post I mentioned that minicom might not be the best tool for
that minicom is adding a lot of unnecessary complexity. If you
think about it, we are taking a command line utility intended for
communicating with modems, stripping all that functionality away so
that we are left with nothing more than a terminal emulator that
knows how to connect to a foreign TTY. Yet, we are probably
running minicom from a perfectly capable terminal emulator such as
xterm. All we need is a way of connecting our terminal emulator to
the target serial port in raw mode. As long as the device side is
running a login on the receiving end, we can simply let our terminal
emulator do what it was designed for.
In the afternoon I checked on the Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens
sling I keep and noticed that it was resting on the part of the
substrate I keep slightly moist. Because it was quite dry I added some
water with a dosing syringe expecting the tarantula to take a drink
but instead it attacked the water. Time to try to feed it, so I gave
it a small mealworm larva, Tenebrio molitor.
I have been taking care of this spiderling since February the
when I bought it at the Invertebrate Show in Harmelen.
This tarantula has the common name "Green Bottle Blue" (GBB for short)
and is considered a beginner species. For more information on this
tarantula read C. cyaneopubescens (or the
by Tom Moran.