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Help! Lost Sling

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by JackCharlesRoss, Jan 10, 2018.

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    Hi guys, thismorning my package came with 3 slings, king baboon, fetherleg baboon and violet tree. I got the king and fetherleg into sling containers with substrate set up. I didnt have any of these containers left so i put the violet tree sling in a 16oz container with some substrate and a medium sized piece of cork bark. I went out to purchase a sling container and now im back and the violet tree is nowhere to be found. The last time i saw him he was on the cork bark. Any ideas?
  2. FrDoc

    FrDoc Arachnoknight Active Member

    Some slings burrow immediately. Have you checked your substrate thoroughly?
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  3. i have checked it quite well, is it worth tipping it all out and checking all of it?]
  4. Poured some water over the cork bark and out he came, was burrowed deep inside the cork bark!
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  5. FrDoc

    FrDoc Arachnoknight Active Member

    That's where I would begin. Gently pour it in a larger container that will hinder any escape attempt, and have a catch cup at the ready.
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  6. DanBsTs

    DanBsTs The Happy Tarantula Keeper (I make YouTubes) Arachnosupporter

    I would suggest doing that in a larger container with a catch cup at the ready.
  7. FrDoc

    FrDoc Arachnoknight Active Member

    Excellent! Be wary, those little buggers are lightning fast, and almost invisible on/in the substrate. Enjoy.

    Edit: I would also highly suggest not pouring water as a tactic.
  8. Okay noted :banghead:
  9. DanBsTs

    DanBsTs The Happy Tarantula Keeper (I make YouTubes) Arachnosupporter

    Im not familiar with this common name "Violet Tree". What is the scientific name?
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  10. tapinauchenius cupreus
  11. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Learn and use scientific names.
  12. Sorry im still only a month old into the hobby. Learning everyday.
  13. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Then you probably shouldn't own Stromatopelma and pelinobius to begin with.
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  14. They were freebies in the box, i plan on giving them to a friend who is already in the hobby. Only ordered a juvinile tapinauchenius cupreus and a sling tapinauchenius cupreus
  15. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    That's probably for the best. Fun to own once you can deal with fast defensive species . But not till then.
  16. Really don't want any Old World's until im atleast a year into the hobby. Want to get as much experience as I can first as a want good lives for the T's
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  17. Paul1126

    Paul1126 Arachnobaron Active Member

    When buying online, just tell them you have a preference for NWs to avoid them sending you free OWs.
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  18. Leila

    Leila Arachnobaron

    Glad you located the T. :)
    You might already be privy to this nugget of info: but be sure your ventilation holes in the enclosures are smaller than the carapace of the spider being housed within.
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  19. Venomgland

    Venomgland Arachnosquire Active Member

    I wouldn't give them up.. In my experience OW really aren't that bad. Just have to take a couple extra precautions when re housing. Other then that, no big deal IMO.
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  20. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnoreaper Arachnosupporter

    That's all well and good but sometimes dealers will just surprise you with one which is how I ended up with a C. huahini after only 4 months in the hobby.