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PostSubject: TWO NEW SLINGS !!!    3/12/2013, 1:12 pm

hey

i just got done opening my new slings from ken

awesome

i got a giant white knee and a chaco golden knee

both sold as .5 inch but are a little smaller more like .25 inch

when i get crickets for these two im going to have to tell petco to pick me out the smallest cricket in the bunch

they also have flightless fruit flies but i dont know what they are

they are in 16 oz. deli containers and thats kinda big for them but thats all i have.

thanks for reading

ill have to label my deli containers cuase these two kind of look similar and i could get them confused
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PostSubject: Re: TWO NEW SLINGS !!!    3/12/2013, 1:18 pm

i would take a picture but i think they are too small for the camera right now
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PostSubject: Re: TWO NEW SLINGS !!!    3/12/2013, 2:05 pm

can someone please tell me what flightless fruit flies are ???

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PostSubject: Re: TWO NEW SLINGS !!!    3/12/2013, 5:55 pm

Flightless fruit flies are fruit flies (usually D. Melanogaster) that are captive bred in jars without the gene that gives them wings (I'm guessing). The flies will lay eggs in the food media at the bottom of the jars and hatch into larvae, then they'll pupate on the side of the jar and become flightless fruit flies. I've got three of them right now, two of them are for customers interested in buying from me. However if you want, I can send one to you in the mail for cheap (no overnight shipping necessary). They can get up to $10 at the store but the choice is up to you Smile .

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PostSubject: Re: TWO NEW SLINGS !!!    3/12/2013, 6:04 pm

thanks but i dont think im going to feed my slings flightless fruit flies

i think they are big enough for tiny crickets.

i was just wondering what they were cuase i seen them at petco
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PostSubject: Re: TWO NEW SLINGS !!!    3/12/2013, 6:36 pm

Ah ok. Good luck with your new slings!

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PostSubject: Re: TWO NEW SLINGS !!!    3/12/2013, 7:14 pm

i would try to feed them the fruit flies (petco has them) but i dont know how to go about doing it

they look like nats in the bottom of a bottle with maggots in there too

i just dont know how to do it

how do u get the flies into the deli container ?
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PostSubject: Re: TWO NEW SLINGS !!!    3/12/2013, 8:06 pm

oh i c i was just at petco, they are like tiny bugs that crawl

theres like a thousand of them in the jar
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PostSubject: Re: TWO NEW SLINGS !!!    3/12/2013, 8:14 pm

the giant white knee took a cricket !!!! lol

it wouldnt eat it when i was watching

but i went back to see and its munching away lol

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PostSubject: Re: TWO NEW SLINGS !!!    3/12/2013, 9:00 pm

That's good!

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PostSubject: Re: TWO NEW SLINGS !!!    3/12/2013, 10:59 pm


congrats on the slings! can't really relate much to your experience since the 3 Ts i have were all bought at sub-adult and adult sizes already Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: TWO NEW SLINGS !!!    3/12/2013, 11:06 pm

its fun to watch them grow Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: TWO NEW SLINGS !!!    3/12/2013, 11:24 pm


yes, i'd agree but slings are like delicate babies and i'm not particulary fond of delicateness due to care lol.. besides i don't want a baby to die on me coz i didn't care for it properly. i swear i'll cry if ever that happens hahaha. i'd rather see my adult die thinking it's because of old age lol
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PostSubject: Re: TWO NEW SLINGS !!!    3/13/2013, 1:05 am

Feed them twice a month, with a little squirt of water here and there. They are arachnids, and as such know how to take care of themselves. If I have learned anything over the years, it is to leave them alone and let them do their own thing ( So long as you gave them a good setup from the start).

edit: I ranted, I' sure you are use to keeping spiders already.

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PostSubject: Re: TWO NEW SLINGS !!!    3/13/2013, 4:58 am

if you cannot get small enough crickets. use a larger cricket back legs. They will readily eat that. Its what i feed most of my slings.

Fruitflies are fine for dunking into a container with loads of slings, but picking out a couple at a time can be very tricky

Keep the chaco dryish and the white knee damp. The white knee will eat loads more and grow faster
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PostSubject: Re: TWO NEW SLINGS !!!    3/13/2013, 7:18 am

Spiderlings are actually very hardy. Most people think because they are tiny they are prone to die off easily and thats not really the case.
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PostSubject: Re: TWO NEW SLINGS !!!    3/13/2013, 9:03 am

yeah ive had my G. rosea sling for 6 months now and its grown to about an inch.

both my new slings took a cricket last night so thats a good sign

im going to feed them every 2 or 3 days so they grow fast Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: TWO NEW SLINGS !!!    3/13/2013, 12:21 pm

i gave them each one cricket today, they both ate one yesterday too

the giant white knee is in its hole but it will get the cricket when it comes out

the chaco golden knee is eating the cricket now
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PostSubject: Re: TWO NEW SLINGS !!!    3/14/2013, 2:47 pm

If I have small slings like for example my curly hair, my giant white knee, or my salmon pink birdeater I feed them as much as they will eat and if they arent in premolt this is everyday to every other day they grow like crab grass its ridiculous!
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PostSubject: Re: TWO NEW SLINGS !!!    3/14/2013, 4:57 pm

im feedin them every day for a few days then skip a day and going back on everyday
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PostSubject: Re: TWO NEW SLINGS !!!    3/15/2013, 8:18 pm

Nice they grow pretty fast that way my LP is just exploding but they are supposed to be fast growers anyway.
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PostSubject: Re: TWO NEW SLINGS !!!    3/16/2013, 12:47 am


now i'm curious, until what size(dls) can a T be called a sling?
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PostSubject: Re: TWO NEW SLINGS !!!    3/16/2013, 2:20 pm

do G. rosea slings go on hunger srtikes like there adults ?

i cant figure out if my 1 inch G. rosea sling is in pre-molt or just refusing to eat

it hasnt ate anything in over a month
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PostSubject: Re: TWO NEW SLINGS !!!    3/16/2013, 2:24 pm

well slings are usually voracious feeders. maybe he just got full for now.
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PostSubject: Re: TWO NEW SLINGS !!!    3/16/2013, 2:43 pm

i dont think it has been full for a month

it used to eat everytime

and then it stopped
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