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Deli cup for 1/2 inch sling

Discussion in 'Vivariums and Terrariums' started by LurkingUnderground, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. LurkingUnderground

    LurkingUnderground Arachnopeon Active Member

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    I think I took it down to half or a third of what I had.

    Spiders arrived today. The curly hair ended up as a freebie. What kind of food should I be getting these guys. The LP gave me 1" meal worms, are those too big?

    Am I supposed to kelea the food in for a while and check in on them afterwards? I still wanna make sure that the works are not to big. They are the same length as the spider. I read that the food should not be bigger then their adorable abdomen.
    Because they are meal worms are they still capable of hurting the spider with in 1 hour to 24 hours?
     

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  2. spookyvibes

    spookyvibes Arachnoknight Active Member

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    Just prekill the mealworm, the sling will scavenge the remains. That way you don’t end up with a TarantulaDan type situation.
     
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  3. LurkingUnderground

    LurkingUnderground Arachnopeon Active Member

    Someone else did it. It ate their $50 T.
    I just got them yesterday and am o supposed to wait a while before trying to feed them live food?
    Should I cut the worm in head though?
     
  4. ccTroi

    ccTroi Arachnosquire Active Member

    I would try feed them later today.
    Slice the mealworm and offer the segments to both. Cut the mealworm into two pieces - 3/4 and 1/4. The bigger slice is for the albopilosum.
     
  5. LurkingUnderground

    LurkingUnderground Arachnopeon Active Member

    It would be close to 10pm tonight as I am working all day.

    Also because they are babies I was going to make a bottle feeding jock.
     
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  6. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    dice mealworms
     
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  7. LurkingUnderground

    LurkingUnderground Arachnopeon Active Member

  8. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    1/4 of a normal sized meal worm...the sling was about 1/4"
     
  9. LurkingUnderground

    LurkingUnderground Arachnopeon Active Member

    Well the brachypelma is eating the dead. (I found it carying one half) But I don't know if Grammostola is interested. It is likely I didn't cut it up enough and it might be too dry now.

    I might have to cut up a fresh one.

    I mean the worm looks dried out now.
     
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  10. Brian Gilbert

    Brian Gilbert Arachnopeon Active Member

    I wouldn't worry too much. Take it out after 24 hours if it still hasn't eaten it, then try again in like 3 days
     
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  11. LurkingUnderground

    LurkingUnderground Arachnopeon Active Member

    Yeah I will try cutting one up into four for it in three days if it is not into it today.
     
  12. LurkingUnderground

    LurkingUnderground Arachnopeon Active Member

    One question though. How often do I need to water them?
     
  13. Brian Gilbert

    Brian Gilbert Arachnopeon Active Member

    Keep the substrate slightly damp, and when it dries out add a little more water (probably about once a week or two). Once the slings outgrow these containers and you rehouse them in something bigger you can add a water dish.
     
  14. LurkingUnderground

    LurkingUnderground Arachnopeon Active Member

    I got an eye dropper the one with the rubber bulb. How much water should I give them?
    Update: coconut took the food and even took on the live food. Yay. Rumpelstiltskin hopefully takes the fresh 1/4s I put in tonight. Coconut found the food when I was cutting up another one.
     
  15. LurkingUnderground

    LurkingUnderground Arachnopeon Active Member

    Update. It looks like Rumpelstiltskin has taken 2 quarter sections and I think coconut only ate half of the live meal, that I saw it carrying around. Hopefully in the morning the food will be finished.