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Common Cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis- Monterey Bay Aquarium

Two-Spot Octopus (Octopus bimaculoides- Monterey Bay Aquarium

American Bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus- Mystic Aquarium, CT

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Honduran Curly Hair (Brachypelma albopilosum) next to xir last molt. It’s incredible how much xe has grown!

crabbymcfanmer replied to your post “crabbymcfanmer replied to your post “WHO KNOWS HOW TO GET BITCHY…”

my sister breeds hognoses and her method for picky eaters is to rub pinkies on a mashed goldfish in a ziplock bag. she keeps it in the freezer until feeding so it can be reused quite a lot. It just needs a bit of thawing each time.

Thanks! I let the pinky soak in a ziploc bag with a sardine, and she did finally eat it (although now my room smells like fish so yaaaaaay). Do you know how long it takes before they’ll take unscented mice? I’ve only had a corn snake before this, and she always ate perfectly, so these are kind of uncharted waters for me.

crabbymcfanmer replied to your post “WHO KNOWS HOW TO GET BITCHY LITTLE HOGNOSES TO EAT BECAUSE LET ME TELL…”

Have you tried scenting the food with fish or frog guts? And wetting it so it’ll go down easier?

I’m scenting it with a sardine now, but I really didn’t want to because it’s really gross and also I can’t store meat in my fridge so I have to throw it out afterwards and can’t reuse it next time :/ Where do you get frog guts? Other than finding and disemboweling a frog?

I hadn’t heard about wetting it though, so I’ll try that if this doesn’t work. Thanks!

WHO KNOWS HOW TO GET BITCHY LITTLE HOGNOSES TO EAT BECAUSE LET ME TELL YOU

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San Francisco Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia)- San Mateo County, CA

grumpydraws:

various watercolored beetles, prepping for a big painting. 

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