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09 August 2007 @ 06:11 pm
pleased as punch  
satisfaction is...

yesterday:

- finding a fruit fly after worrying about the lack of insects for the spideykids.
- catching said fruit fly after following it around like an idiot randomly through the day.
- catching said fruit fly in mid-air with a tiny container.
- deciding to feed this prize to bobby, who hasn't eaten the longest.
- assisting bobby to detect the darn fly, and succeeding!
- watching bobby wrap his meal in silk, then finally feasting on it.
- going to sleep, a happy spideymom.

today:

- a fruit fly appears within 5 minutes of me setting a banana out as bait.
- catching said fruit fly in 3 attempts.
- feeding this prize to sonic (munster's bf), who also hasn't eaten in awhile.

the two boys have been eating less because i gave munster most of the food when she was preggers. :) now that my princess is guarding her eggses in the cocoon and doesn't seem like she's gonna emerge, the boys get to fill their tums first.

i'm going to try to catch one more fat yummy fruit fly to pop into munster's jar in case she's hungry...
 
 
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hianhwee, tracy LIMhianhwee on August 9th, 2007 03:45 pm (UTC)
love reading spidery mommy finding food for bobby and munster.

do post the pictures when her babies are out!
JV: totorodrag0nette on August 9th, 2007 03:49 pm (UTC)
i sure will! you must promise not to freak out. :) i promise they will be very very cute. tiny dots with tiny legs!
hianhwee, tracy LIMhianhwee on August 9th, 2007 03:56 pm (UTC)
i try but i promise that i won't throw my macbook on the floor and run away... :D
JV: walkwalkdrag0nette on August 9th, 2007 04:20 pm (UTC)
hahaha... ok! that's good for a start! :D
(Anonymous) on August 10th, 2007 03:23 am (UTC)
Depending on where you are (high rise, low rise etc), perhaps you could cut a slice of fruit, leave it in a jar, cover with 2 layers fine mesh (so the fruit flies have to navigate out instead of just fly out) and let the fruit flies come to you instead? (ok that's my maybe not so sound theory)

alternatively, you can make a "fancy-schmancy" trap. that in itself sounds would be an adventure to the next logical step- fruit fly farming, especially since your spider orphanage is growing!

http://www.thinkingfountain.org/t/2literbottle/2literbottle.html

Good luck!

BTW, any mention of what species your spideykids are?

SP
JV: leaf116drag0nette on August 10th, 2007 05:44 am (UTC)
hi SP!

thanks for that link! it's a great idea... i will give it a shot soon!

bobby's id is still unknown till the professor comes back from an overseas conference and tinkers around with bobby2.

munster and sonic are hasarius adansoni (adanson's house jumpers):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hasarius_adansoni

i won't be keeping the bubbies, though i may keep one little girl. i prefer the girl spiders. hehe. they're going to the spiderlab orphanage! a few will go to two foster parents waiting to adopt. :)
(Anonymous) on August 11th, 2007 03:18 am (UTC)
Thanks for the info.

i look forward to the impending births, though i am guessing it's going to be a pain to try and sex them.

Do post pics of your (many) new babies. That's a lot of names to think of: ;)


SP
JV: knottydrag0nette on August 11th, 2007 07:09 am (UTC)
i doubt i'll be naming them all... :p if i name them all i might want to keep them all! :)

i'm hoping the bubs will have distinctive markings, since the males and females of this species are very easy to tell apart. if not, i might pass them all to the spiderlab orphanage and see how later...