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G Pulchra Advice Needed

Richieha2012

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Hey guys, many of you have helped me out on the Terrestial Suggestions thread I posted on General Discussion. I’m starting this one for advice or guidance on raising my G Pulchra sling. I’ve never raised them (or any sling this small) before.
I noticed that this morning, the spiderling had found the burrow I started for it underneath the cork bark, and had completely covered the entrance. I know some species do this regularly, and some do it for molting. It has been refusing food, but I’ve only had the sling since Thursday (January 14, 2021) so I have no idea if it’s due to being stressed or not.
 

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Casey K.

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Usually when they are rehoused they will do this. Normal behavior. They have been known to fast, as well, for long periods of time. I would continue to offer food once a week. Eventually, it will hunt once it adjusts to its new surroundings. Nice setup! Might I ask, what size is your sling and what size is your enclosure?
 

Richieha2012

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Usually when they are rehoused they will do this. Normal behavior. They have been known to fast, as well, for long periods of time. I would continue to offer food once a week. Eventually, it will hunt once it adjusts to its new surroundings. Nice setup! Might I ask, what size is your sling and what size is your enclosure?
I was thinking it would be something like that, but I am not super familiar with the growth rate of the Pulchras. I’m not 100% sure of the exact sizes. I believe the sling is between 3/4” - 1” and the enclosure is about 5.5” long or so. The sling
 

Richieha2012

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I was thinking it would be something like that, but I am not super familiar with the growth rate of the Pulchras. I’m not 100% sure of the exact sizes. I believe the sling is between 3/4” - 1” and the enclosure is about 5.5” long or so. The
I don’t know how “the sling” was added to the end lol
 

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It may be a tad too big for your sling. I'd start it out with a deli cup. Then once it reaches about 1.5-2" I'd put it in the container you have it in now. :)
 

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Awesome! Thank you guys for the enclosure suggestions. I’ll see what I can do, but as of currently that’s the smallest thing I’ve got. I’ll keep my eyes open for anything smaller though!
I do have another question about them. Obviously a sling is way too small to start trying to sex it, but at what size would you guys recommend for me to start looking? I’ve never done it myself, but I’m wanting to start looking at their molts when my T’s get big enough to do so.
 

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Awesome! Thank you guys for the enclosure suggestions. I’ll see what I can do, but as of currently that’s the smallest thing I’ve got. I’ll keep my eyes open for anything smaller though!
I do have another question about them. Obviously a sling is way too small to start trying to sex it, but at what size would you guys recommend for me to start looking? I’ve never done it myself, but I’m wanting to start looking at their molts when my T’s get big enough to do so.

Usually 1.5-2"
 
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