I use flies or just recently dead crickets. The dead crickets work very well to prolong the life of an aging spider. I have kept spiders alive for 3 months or more like this when they refused to attack insects any longer. I just drop the cricket right near the spider's resting sac and it will come out and take it. Crickets are considered good luck by most Native American tribes. Cricket wisdom is said to represent joy, intuition and power of belief. A cricket’s ability to jump is said to offer the power to leap over a difficult situation. With the cricket as your totem, you can travel through darkness with sound.

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