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I started feeding B. (or S) lateralis to my tarantulas a few days ago, and noticed that the females in particular - at least I think they're the females! - emit a sticky liquid when captured. Sweet smelling, much like over-ripe fruit, the liquid is obviously some form of defence, and I was wondering if it is indeed, only the females that emit it? :unsure:

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I started feeding B. (or S) lateralis to my tarantulas a few days ago, and noticed that the females in particular - at least I think they're the females! - emit a sticky liquid when captured. Sweet smelling, much like over-ripe fruit, the liquid is obviously some form of defence, and I was wondering if it is indeed, only the females that emit it? :unsure:

I think it smells more offensive than that (at least to me). But I do find lat's to be the one roach that smells the most... keeping them has given me thoughts of buying an air purifier for the room...

As far as only females ( ? ) I don't know. Sticky, a little.

:huh:

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Mine don't seem to smell but they do have the sticky stuff. Maybe I don't have enough of them to be smelly. The only smelly roaches I have are the madeirans. They only smell when I'm disturbing them though, usually during feeding time. They smell kind of like cigarrettes. They squeak too :)

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Mine don't seem to smell but they do have the sticky stuff. Maybe I don't have enough of them to be smelly. The only smelly roaches I have are the madeirans. They only smell when I'm disturbing them though, usually during feeding time. They smell kind of like cigarrettes. They squeak too :)

The madiera roaches also puke on you, take a dump and spine you. That makes them pretty cute in my book.

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The madiera roaches also puke on you, take a dump and spine you. That makes them pretty cute in my book.

If they barf on you, poop on you, poke/kick/prod... sounds just like a human baby.... how cute !!

:P

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