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Chaco golden knee sling!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by hassman789, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. hassman789

    hassman789 Arachnobaron

    well for christmas i wanted a chaco golden knee and my parents told me they werent able to get it shipped out for christmas in time. so they were lying. they had to spoil the suprise because ther was a miscommunication and the got a sling. a verrrrrrrrryyyyy smalll one.its only a few millimeters!!!!! i was not prepared for this at all but i am still very loving towards it. so pleas everyone tell me as much things i need to know as u can!!!!

    Things i specificaly need answered: how often to feed it and what to feed it (im thinking crushed baby crickets for the time being), should i mist its substrate(if so how much) and in general everything important so please i really need help!!!:razz::razz::razz::razz:
  2. PrimalTaunt

    PrimalTaunt Arachnobaron

    Crushed crickets are fine.
    Occassionaly just to give it water droplets to drink. You don't want the soil to be soaked.
    Be ready to have a small sling for a long time as the G. pulchripes has a very slow growth rate. That being said - congrats on the new T!
  3. hassman789

    hassman789 Arachnobaron

    water droplets

    how would i give it water droplets to drink what wud i put them in?
  4. sharpfang

    sharpfang Arachnoangel

    It will be more rewarding to raise from this size!

    One of my most fav T's.......because of color and temperment.:p
    - Jason

    P.S. Drop a few on soil in the small container that I assume it's in. Try 2 catch very small moths by lights outside.
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2009
  5. hassman789

    hassman789 Arachnobaron

    how often

    o and i forgot how often do i feed it? do u no?
  6. PrimalTaunt

    PrimalTaunt Arachnobaron

    I use a mister (think the hairspray bottles that you can buy from stores but of course without the hairspray) and spray the side of my sling enclosures.
  7. PrimalTaunt

    PrimalTaunt Arachnobaron

    I feed my slings about twice a week.
  8. sharpfang

    sharpfang Arachnoangel

    Hey Primal

    Isn't the water frozen there! :eek:

    Happy Cows come from California, Except the ones captured by Aliens! ;P
  9. hassman789

    hassman789 Arachnobaron

    frozen water

    ya well my water is frozen too! im on the north fork of long island and we just had a blizzerd!!!!{D
  10. PrimalTaunt

    PrimalTaunt Arachnobaron

    There's this new invention called indoor heating. Perhaps you've heard of it? And, sorry, I've never seen happier cows than those here in Wisconsin in their wide open fields.
  11. Jackuul

    Jackuul Arachnoknight

    With my slings I have had progress in power feeding them (G. pulchra) so that they eat until they no longer want to. Then I keep them around 80 as best I can, and wait for them to molt, while also giving them access to water. So far one of mine is nearly 2 inches, after getting them at under an inch, in 5 months. Even the runt has gone from 3/4 to 1&1/2. When they reach the 2 inch body-length mark I plan to scale back their feedings on an individual basis so that they don't become hyper-obese adults.

    So for your little Chaco to grow a tiny bit faster, keep it warm (80 is fine, I don't risk any warmer) and well fed and it shouldn't take a terribly long time for it to make it to 1 inch from RL leg to FR leg, and by extension one inch in body length from Chelicerae to spinnerets :). You have a great little sling, and I hope it turns out to be a she for you!
  12. Smitty78

    Smitty78 Arachnobaron

    Listen to all of the advice given except for anything Sharpfang has posted.


    Are you seriously telling this guy to use wild caught prey items?
  13. Aurelia

    Aurelia Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Yes, don't catch bugs outside for your sling. That greatly increases the chance of your baby catching parasites. The best food for a sling that small is pinhead crickets or a fruit fly culture that you can buy at the local pet store.
  14. Shell

    Shell ArachnoVixen AKA Dream Crusher AKA Heartbreaker Staff Member

    Congrats on the new T :) I have no advice to give as its all been covered but just wanted to say congrats, they are great T's. Mine is about 2 1/2 inches and she is just awesome, I love her to bits.
  15. Moltar

    Moltar ArachnoGod