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C. versicolor slings!

octanejunkie

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Picked these up from Scott K, MobBurrow on AB, they are 1/2" 3i and should be on their way to 4i.
USPS was 3 days late in getting them to me, and I was a bit freaked out, but they were well packed and arrived healthy and well, raring to go!

I put them in 5.5oz DIY snack cup enclosures, here are a few pics

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These guys are part of my Avic project and I will include updates specific to their role in that project thread.
 

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Fed these guys on schedule with the breeder and only 1 out of 4 ate, #3 George - the largest of the Fab Four.

Circled back to the breeder and learned that #3 molted before being shipped and the other 3 are in line to molt in the next week or so.

Removed uneaten feeders and did water maintenance on all 4.
And now we wait
 

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Decided to try feeding again yesterday and all 4 slings ate.
Mind you, #3 is a 3i and had already molted before being shipped to me so this was not a surprise, but the other 3 feeding was unexpected.

Tonight I found #2 molting, will check on it tomorrow morning.
 

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#2 is fully molted out, the exo is below and to the right of the sling
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I was watching it during the molt last night with red light, the sling looked white when it first molted out and started managing the exo, it was very interesting to watch
 

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Fed these guys tonight.

#3 ate right away.
#2, recently molted, not yet
#1 and #4, yet to molt in my care, did not.

I expect a molt from #1 and #4 in the next few days
 

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C. versi #1, codename John (Lennon), molted Saturday night. Caught him/her in the act

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Exo on the left, T on the right

Sling #4, aka Ringo, is the last to molt out, which is not surprising... silly Ringo
 

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All these guys were ready to eat. How do I know?
They were all either out of their webbing or at the very edge.

I simply dropped a hatchling roach nymph right in front of the the sling and BAM
Refreshed water dish and sprayed substrate and see you in 3-4 days lol
 

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These guys are eating like champs every 3 days. Very happy with their consistency.
 

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