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Our Arizona Blonde A. chalcodes sling

octanejunkie

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Picked this tiny fellow at our LPS about 3 weeks ago but hadn't had the chance to post about it till today.

Although I've put 2 B. lat pinheads in the enclosure over time I've not seen it eat, and almost immediately after getting it it burrowed and buried itself in the enclosure. I've not seen any of the pinheads since either.

Today I caught it outside it's burrow but as soon as I tried to get a pic it slowly and surely retreated into the burrow. It's one of the smallest slings we've had to date.
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PanzoN88

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They all tend to burrow at that size. Even my AF A. chalcodes 'New River' will dig every now and then.
 

m0lsx

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My adult chalcodes moved loads of soil to get their enclosure how they wanted it. But my johnnycashi sling is normally out & about.

If your chalcodes grow at the same rate as my johnnycashi, then do not expect it to grow over the next year.

Also expect a charachter, my chalcodes is always ready to come out & say hello & touch any of the plants & it will hit them, with a fair amount of force. I once inadvertently touched my chalcodes as I was doing something. It turned & hit a plant. Just to make a point. But it loves company & attention.
 

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Don’t expect to see it out much. It will stay burrowed as a sling. They aren’t good eaters either. Mine hardly eats. Super slow growers. Mine has only molted twice in a year and a half.
 

octanejunkie

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Don’t expect to see it out much. It will stay burrowed as a sling. They aren’t good eaters either. Mine hardly eats. Super slow growers. Mine has only molted twice in a year and a half.
Thank you for sharing that.
Though ours has not molted in our care, as far aa we know, your experience is consistent with mine, and everything I've read about this species.
Playing the long game with this tiny fellow.
 

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Fed a 2-3mm B lat nymph yesterday afternoon, largest meal yet. Did not cripple the roach, wanted to let the LP hunt it. The roach found a hide right away. Woke up this morning to find the T munching the roach.

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IMG_20200520_052009.jpg same pic for perspective, she sling is in the corner of a 2" amac container

Since emerging from it's burrow, it has been filling the water dish almost nightly with it's bulldozing remodeling of it's enclosure. Getting fatter, too.
 
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I found the Al the chALcodes lounging on a substrate-filled water dish the other day. It obviously does not like it's water neat.

Here he is with his girlfriend cricket. They hang out in the basement a lot, obviously to make out.
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