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sling care

  1. O

    Curly Hair stuck in molt

    Hello! My sling just molted this morning, and I’m wondering what I should do as their molt is attached slightly to their rump by their spinerettes. Do I wait longer or help out with some warm water on a Q-Tip? Thanks!
  2. JaiTarantula

    Are my slings in Pre-Molt?

    Hi guys I've had T's for a long time but only from Juvie stage. I'd decided to have a shot at raising slings. I just need your guys opinions on whether there in premolt or not. Cheers Guys Jai :)
  3. remington

    B albiceps sling looking thinner, not eating

    I got a 1/2 inch B albiceps sling roughly three weeks ago. I keep it in a top ventilated 50 dram vial filled halfway with sub. It has a hide, moss, and a water dish. Half the sub is kept lightly moist. I see it moving around sometimes, just yesterday I caught it grooming near the water dish...
  4. RedManFoe

    Lasiodora parahybana sling not eating

    Hi, I am a new tarantula owner and I got a baby LP that is around 2cm and I tried feeding it the first time today after 3 days and it is not interested in food. I got crickets and smashed them a bit so it is easier for her to eat since they are a bit bigger than her but she ran away from it...
  5. Versicolor sac is doing well

    Versicolor sac is doing well

    About to start separating into micro colonies
  6. remington

    Feeding a new sling

    Hello all, After months of deliberation, I have finally acquired my first tarantula. It’s a B hamorii that’s about a half inch, I would say. Its abdomen is bigger than I expected it would be, and now I’m squarely conflicted on whether to feed it or wait a week or two. I need some more seasoned...
  7. T

    Sling Premolt

    Hey guys! Can anybody tell the difference between a really stuffed sling and one in premolt? Here is my new 3rd instar (I’m assuming) P. sazimai that a few days ago, ate half a mealworm and a huge Dubia drumstick within 24 hours. Premolt or just stuffed??
  8. N

    C. Lividum sling not burrowing

    Is it weird that my C.lividum sling did not seems to wanted to burrow or dig? I have change the substrate from soil to coconut husk n coconut peat but it doesnt seems to wanted to dig but running around n trying to climb up the enclosure. Or isit ready for molt? It takes food last week n reject...
  9. Tarantulex

    C. Versicolor sling feeding

    Hi everyone about a month ago I got a c versicolor sling. It is probably 1/4-1/2 an inch. My issue is it won't eat anything besides flightless fruit flies which I've come to learn have very poor nutritional value. I've tried dubia legs, dubia nymphs, pieces of mealworm, a small live mealworm...
  10. Usherkappa

    New tarantula questions

    Hey yall ! Im a new user and im thinking of buying a new tarantula ...so im thinking of a Brachypelma emilia sling and im going to put it in a small terrarium 9.1x6x6.7 (inches) 1) is that size okay ? Also I know that I have to rehome it to a larger terrarium when it becomes an adult but...
  11. Felixaad17

    A. Hentzi sling not eating

    Hey, y’all! I’ve had my A. Hentzi sling for about two weeks, and he hasn’t eaten the entire time. He’s my first T, so I’m pretty eagle eyed with him. He seems fine otherwise - he’s taken to his premise burrow and comes out at night to explore his enclosure. I leave him small cricket legs to eat...
  12. ItsJustDan

    Chaco Golden Knee Sling

    I recently got a chaco golden knee sling in the mail. I did a bit of research about slings here and there specifically for the Gold Knee. I was just wondering if anyone had any tips for the caring of a sling. My main concern is feeding, I bought 1/4 small crickets for it I just wonder if the...
  13. I

    My B.emilia sling is floating?!

    Hey everyone :) No i don‘t have a flying tarantula but sort of a problem tho. I often find my little sling floating on top of the water in her water dish. And I mean often, she‘s been doing this for weeks now. I tried raising humidity but that didnt seem to affect the behaviour, I think the...
  14. jenny-o

    Feedback on a loss in my collection.

    I’m looking for help or feedback on my care and husbandry. I came home last night and went through my normal routine of checking on my slings to find my cyriocosmus leetzi wasn’t moving. It molted at the beginning of the month (the 4th I believe) and hasn’t eaten since. I found it sitting in...
  15. Brachypelma albopilosum


    I bought some slings and iam looking for more information. I bought these species: Heteroscodra maculata Brachypelma vagans Kochiana brunnides Chilobrachys fimbriatus Phormictopus cancerious
  16. A

    Help! sling is not eating

    So I have recently purchased two G. pulchra slings and they arrived one week ago. I have never owned tarantulas before so I am new to this. Anyways, one of them has already eaten two mealworms but one of my slings just won't eat. Does it still need time to adjust to the new environment. I really...
  17. Codes

    Are these good enough for my slings?

    Hi everyone, just got two 1/3 inch slings and I set up their enclosures as best as I could for how small they are, I packed down the substrate as tight as I could and also put sphagnum moss in each one soaked in water...is that good enough for now? P.s poked as much tiny holes as I could for the...
  18. Mugsy

    Best way to feed slings?

    So I have a sling B albiceps and was wondeing what would be the best way to feed them. Do they like it pre-killed or live?
  19. Mugsy


    Hi! I'm a newbie at this hobby and I've got a B. albiceps sling, any advice?
  20. Mugsy

    How long do I have to wait until I feed my B. albicep sling?

    Hi guys, I'm a beginner at keeping tarantulas and I wanted to ask a question. My B. albicep sling has just molted 3 days ago, I tried to feed it and he keeps refusing it what should I do?