Feeding Ecology And Diet

Primarily insectivorous, eating small arthropods such as beetles, centipedes, crickets flies, spiders, and other small insects.

It normally hunts at night by depending on its acute sense of touch and smell. Feathery, comb-like chemical receptor organs (called pectines) located on underside between last pair of legs touch ground as it walks, helping it to track prey. When finding prey, it grabs it and crushes it with powerful pinchers. Tail is then brought over body to sting victim. This paralyzes prey, which soon dies. It will then chew prey into semi-liquid state, which can then be sucked up into tiny mouth.

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