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Posted by Slaytonp on April 30, 2003 at 19:34:29:
My imitators 1 male and two females have a total of five tads in bromeliad cups but have been on such a breeding and egg-laying frenzy, they appear to have forgotten all about their oldest baby and haven't been feeding him. They are feeding the others. I have been supplementing by feeding him some crushed Tetramin flakes and powdered spirulina. An occasonal fruit fly gets in and drowns, as well. He seems to be eating this mixture and I'm doing a bit of extra careful rinsing each day to keep the water fresh. Should I be feeding him anything else, or perhaps just mind my own business, since it was my decision to let them raise their own kids their way because I figured they know more about it than I do? I also thought of stealing some of the many eggs in packets they have been laying all over the place on leaves and feeding these to him, but haven't done this.
Has anyone had experience with imitator child neglect? The "Child Called It" of imitators?