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Bicoloratum Sling Trio quandry?

Phobik1

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I picked up a Trio A. Bicoloratum slings about 6 weeks ago. I got them all eating. They all molted once and then I put them all in modified Bata fish cups. They all dug right away, to the bottum and closed themselves in. 1 molted w in a couple days. One after a week. But all three have been closed up for roughly 3 weeks. How long should I leave them alone?
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Lentulus

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Ha! My oldest has been in his hole for months, completely sealed up. No worries. All of mine mostly stay in the burrow and only open them up when they want to eat.
 

octanejunkie

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You can always test the waters by dropping a cricket into the enclosure to walk around on top of the substrate, sometimes slings will dig themselves out if they're hungry
 

Phobik1

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They are not big enuff for crickets yet. I think what ill do is open a tunnel to the top on one side of the burrow.
 

Konstantin

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Hi
I feed all my slings crickets even my smallest ones. Crickets come in many different sizes but the idea was to use something live to play with their hunting instincts. It worked for my Phormictopus auratus when he was a sling.He couldn't dig himself out quick enough.Im not familiar with Aphonopelma slings keeping and the size of yours but it looks too dry for my liking in there.I will be more concerned them mouting and not having a drink after.I have been told of some of those being burrowed for 5 months + so it may be a while
Regards Konstantin
 

Phobik1

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Hi
I feed all my slings crickets even my smallest ones. Crickets come in many different sizes but the idea was to use something live to play with their hunting instincts. It worked for my Phormictopus auratus when he was a sling.He couldn't dig himself out quick enough.Im not familiar with Aphonopelma slings keeping and the size of yours but it looks too dry for my liking in there.I will be more concerned them mouting and not having a drink after.I have been told of some of those being burrowed for 5 months + so it may be a while
Regards Konstantin
Hmmm. Maybe I can try that.
 

Phobik1

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Hmmm. Maybe I can try that.
Well i left them alone for a good while. One of them dug a tunnel out and left his molt a few days ago.
I put really small crickets in their cups and only one ate. I dug out tunnels for the other two and another one ate. I have 2 out of 3 rehoused in much better enclosures that make it much easier for me to manage.
 

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