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09 July 2007 @ 12:05 am
ok, i felt bad that munsterspidey has to starve until i take him to the bio-science dept. so i popped an ant in for him. a little kitchen ant.

so we know that these little kitchen ants bite, and babyspidey was terrified of them.

but hey, munster is a big boy, right? i mean, look - the ant is 1/4 the size of one of his fangs!



after 3 hours of having the ant in his jar, munster finally saw it. he prowled... and he pounced! then jumped right off in double-quick time as if he'd landed on a hotplate! as he sat still, antsy walked around as if nothing happened and came very near to munster. one of his feelers touched munster's hindleg and munster ran away!


i have a big, furry, scary-looking wuss!

guess i have to give him something else to eat.
feelin': confusedconfused
The Citygent: younggreygentcitygent on July 8th, 2007 05:43 pm (UTC)
consider that spidey is in a strange environment and anything you put in is a new experience. Spidey be nervous.
I reckon if you made the environment a bit more natural, and give it time to adjust, then spidey will be more comfortable and start eating - if spidey no eat, spidey no live long :o/

JVdrag0nette on July 8th, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
hmmm... i don't think it's the environment actually. if munster is the breed i suspect he is, he is a house-spider - not into leaves and greens and stuff like that. he is city boy. :)

if he was nervous, i doubt he would have pounced in the first place. babyspidey outright dodged the antsies, but i thought it was because of the size factor. i think both spideys have shown me that spideys don't like red ants, no matter how small. :)
The Citygentcitygent on July 8th, 2007 05:59 pm (UTC)
maybe he misses life behind your sofa, then ;o)

city boy spidey citygent like :o)
JVdrag0nette on July 8th, 2007 06:34 pm (UTC)
Babyraven: sf insufferablebabyraven on November 7th, 2007 11:00 pm (UTC)
Ants are very acidic, actually -- a lot of critters don't like to eat them. They even have a type of acid named after them, "formic acid," from their family name of Formicidae. :)
JV: laughdrag0nette on November 8th, 2007 04:50 am (UTC)
ah... thank you for the info! :D i have an embarrassing confession - when i was a kid, i ate an ant once. there was a stinging sensation on my tongue and i've always thought it bit me back or something. heh.
(Anonymous) on November 8th, 2007 01:39 pm (UTC)
No worries, I've actually eaten lots of bugs, mostly out of curiousity. ;)

That tingling, as I'm gathering you suspect, would have been the formic acid. In some cultures, they enjoy that sensation and some kinds of ants are a delicacy as a result.
JV: huhdrag0nette on November 8th, 2007 02:49 pm (UTC)