Feeding Ecology And Diet

Feeds on almost anything that is smaller in size, including arachnids, crickets, insects, small lizards, mealworms, millipedes, and small mice. Young eat pinhead crickets and other small insects. It does not generally pursue prey, but waits for unsuspecting insects and other small animals to pass by. Its eyes, which cannot form sharp images, are of little use in detecting prey. Air and ground vibrations are used primarily in determining the position of prey. When hungry, however, it moves slowly forward supported by its hind legs, with claws open and extended, and tail raised and pointed forward. It quickly strikes with stinger or grasps victim. Larger individuals rarely use stinger to capture prey; instead, they crush it with claws. Smaller and younger ones rely on stinger to subdue prey. They must predigest their food before they consume it. Once prey is subdued, they secrete digestive enzymes onto prey, which liquefies the food and readies it for consumption.

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