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New B sabulosum sling

Discussion in 'General Tarantula Discussion' started by Whitelightning777, May 17, 2018 at 6:06 PM.

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    Whitelightning777 Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Or should I say, 4 new ones!!

    I purchased what I figured was just 2 or so slings from Arachnoclown & much to my surprise he sent me 4 of them!!

    They were perfectly packaged with everything you need to keep them going, even down to the enclosures.

    I did swap those because I had lots and lots of clear ones left over from a surprise delivery from my H spinifer scorpion, 23 scorplings.

    (I raised those communally because it was more practical in the end & they are rehomed.)

    One of those little guys was just chilling out in plain sight so here he is.

    I have flour beetles and pinhead lats from Jamie's on the way but they're getting fruit flies tomorrow. I can't get over how tiny they are, even smaller then my very first T, a Versicolor sling.

    I'm sure that they'll all be impressive. I've always been a bit perplexed why people get 3 or 4 at once but one benefit is that at least one of them is bound to be a female.

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    They sure are cute aren't they?

    They were packed in vials with cotton at both ends. Unpacking was simplicity itself.You just get real long thin tweezers, remove one piece of cotton and gently push the other one through the center of the vial and out the other side at which point the sling runs into it's new home and vanishes within the blink of an eye.

    B sabulosum itself is a handsome spider that resembles B vagens but has red colors in the legs and a few other differences. These guys are excellent beginner spiders, maybe as juveniles. Slings are always a bit challenging to deal with until they get to an inch or so at which point they are just another tarantula.
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    I certainly will.

    With 4, I'm almost certain to get both males and females. I just have fed them sliced Dubai roaches, 2 slashed in halves long ways...sorta.

    I've heard that people can do the prekilled thing but I've tried that before on a very small sling, my Versicolor to be exact, and got zero interest.

    The fruit flies got out of the airholes making that attempt to feed a total failure. When the pin head lats and flour beetles arrive from Jamie's, they will get live food. I don't want to wait that long however.

    Still, all seem well but they can hide like special ops soldiers when they want to.
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    They like to burrow...;)
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    I've got a million pinhead lats. Where are you in the world?
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    Many say avics/caribenas/etc... are picky in that aspect, however it's good to give tiny slings time to scavenge. Fruit flies have zero nutritional value, they are more of a hassle than anything. I always feed my slings prekilled prey. I give them at least 12 hrs.
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    I agree fruit flies have next to no nutritional value but they are way easier to feed to 300 plus slings then pinheads of any type or even prekilled. You can gut load flies the same and even add supplement dust to them. I always hear what a pain they are...they are The easiest and fastest for me. Example.... The other day I fed 225 slings live pinheads...it took 4.5 hours. I fed 330 slings fruit flies in 1.5 hours. Each sling was getting 4-5 Fruit flies. Maybe I should do a feeding video on how to use fruit flies because I don't think anyone knows how. If you have one or two slings it's not worth feeding fruit flies. When you have hundreds to feed...I'm using fruit flies. By the way if your fruit flies are escaping your air holes are too big...use a thumb tack to make your holes.
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    Baltimore MD. My scorpling will no doubt appreciate these as well.
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    What happened upon further examination is I made one air hole big enough for an eye dropper to work when I add the water dishes. They got out through that. I examined the slings carefully. They are about twice as wide as the eye dropper & therefore can't get out.
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    At this life stage for deli cup enclosures I use a insulin syringe to give water.
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    I've driven to Baltimore from here. Its a long drive.

    They might be adults by the time you get back home with them...
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    I have some on the way from Jamie's as it is. Hopefully they grow fast and get out of the sling stage. I'll feel better when they're 1 inch, better still at 2 inches.
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