- Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:26 am
So today I managed to feed my fly trap a small cricket, and in the process of closing the little sucker managed to get his torso/head out a bit after the trap shut. I felt horrible watching the cricket pushing its upper arms against the trap trying to pull its legs out of the trap I just couldn't help to but to feel very inhumane, I made my girlfriend put the cricket out of its suffering because I couldn't stand it, also, I just had to release the rest of the crickets I had purchased, I wouldn't have been able to feed another one.
Although, after the cricket was dead I found a very small spider and fed that to another mouth, the spider fit inside the mouth with no problem, no legs or anything sticking out, and I had no moral problems with it... just the cricket thing that really got me. I think I would have been fine with mealworms or flightless fruit flies also.
Anyone else have a similar experience?