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Urgent! Help with jumping spider slings?

Discussion in 'Invertebrate Pet Talk' started by Allycat, Jul 28, 2017.

  1. Allycat

    Allycat New Member

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    My jumping spider has recently made an egg sac and I saw that the babies were coming out of her nest, the mother isn't anywhere to be seen (I don't keep her in an enclosure) and I don't know what to feed the slings. I'm terrible with making fruit fly cultures and can't get the proper supplies. I've read that you can kill a cricket and put it in there with them and they'll eat it together, is this true? And about what age do they start eating? Any more help and tips with these babies is appreciated, this is my first attempt at raising jumping spiders
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Allycat New Member

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    I have a lot of crickets but no pinheads, I may try to make a fruit fly culture with just rotting fruit (I don't care if it smells bad at this point) and I kept the egg sac on my windowsill inside my house, so the mother could get some heat and roam since she always came back to her retreat, I just hope she turns up at some point, but can the pre-killed cricket thing work?
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    They do seem to be good mothers. It's always an idea to try a pre-killed cricket, it can't harm. I bought pinheads online to feed mine.

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