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Posted by FroggieB on May 06, 2003 at 21:53:11:
In Reply to: babies!! posted by tegra on May 06, 2003 at 16:01:13:
Yours hatched a few days after my 3 and I haven't seen 2 of mine eat anything yet either. They do have some yolk that they absorb after they hatch and it can take them through a longer period than you would expect. I did tease one of the three with tiny mealworms by holding it with tweezers in front of the baby. When I stated watching it I dropped it on the towels in front of him and he snatched it up. The other two ran away from them! LOL!
The day after the fatest one ate the worms I could see tiny white urates on the wood in the tub. I am guessing that was from the one that ate. All three are climbing, drinking droplets when I mist, and drinking from the dish when I drip into it. That's about all you can do is to offer the food and hope they eat. At their tiny size you just can't force them.
When You see the tiny supers I would just offer them. Put a few in a shallow dish so that you will know when they have eaten them. As for the crickets, I have never seen a hatchling turn down a small cricket. They don't go for the pin heads though, they have to be a bit larger. They seem to really love to chase the food. They are more active than the adults and don't take to being hand fed like the adults either.