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Sling feeding

Discussion in 'General Tarantula Discussion' started by ducaknik, May 3, 2015.

  1. ducaknik

    ducaknik New Member

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    Hi guys i was wondering what you can feed half an inch slings other than fruit flies and pinhead crickets(since i cant really get neither).Can i just cut a small piece of a superworm or they dont eat dead prey?
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    Ghost Well-Known Member

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    At 1/2" they should be able to take down small crickets without any problems,but yes you can cut up crickets and superworms and feed them pre killed I've done this many times with slings that wouldn't take live prey...
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    spidey noob Well-Known Member

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    super worms should only be feed as a treat no & again !!! (to fatten Ts up a bit) its the same for roaches, really u need crickets or locusts as your main staple. can u not order food onine if there no where to buy feeders locally ? where u from as im shure some on on here can help with a sourse of feeders.
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    Therasoid Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Ghost, 1/2" slings shouldn't have problems taking down pinheads. Slings will eat pre-killed, even medium crickets, placed near them or at their hide. Remove dead prey after 24 hours if not eaten.

    I've fed 3/8" B. laterlis to my 1/2" and 3/4" slings when I'm out of small crickets. Comical when they tackle the roach and both roll over a few times.
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    Thivo Active Member

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    Even me I dont have roaches and circkets, feeders are the main problem right now... I am giving my L.Parahybana slings a small chuncks of shrimps and they love it...