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Is it normal for slings to be in their tunnel ALL THE TIME?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Mafles, May 6, 2012.

  1. Mafles

    Mafles Arachnopeon

    I have two 1-2 inchers. One is a L. Parahybana or Klugi and the other is a N. Coloratovillosus or a Geniculata. I made two little houses for them out of bark. I never see them out. When I put food in there they don't attempt to go after it; but the next day the crickets are gone. Is this normal sling behavior?:eek:
  2. Tcrazy

    Tcrazy Arachnobaron Old Timer

    its normal. all my slings do it they come out at night to eat. if you wanna see them look at night
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  3. SamuraiSid

    SamuraiSid Arachnodemon

    Nah, my slings throw a tantrum and dont eat unless I give them 30 minutes of "Kenny Vs. Spenny" every night :sarcasm:
  4. kyahalhai21311

    kyahalhai21311 Arachnosquire

    i haven't seen a few of my slings at all since i got them! but the food i leave always disappears and if not, i assume they're in premolt. :p occasionally i'll see legs sticking out, but they quickly disappear.
  5. Shrike

    Shrike Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Yes, it's normal. Tarantulas have many predators and slings are particularly vulnerable. It's in their best interest to hide.
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  6. syndicate

    syndicate Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    My advice is grab a flashlight and watch them at night!
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  7. grayzone

    grayzone Arachnoking Active Member

    im with everybody else... i am only POSTING because im curious as to why do you not know what kind of ts you have?? id ask if you had pics so we could try to id them, but given the situation lol...........
  8. id say use a blue or red light insted of a flashlight cos they can see the blue or red light,whereas the flashlight will more than likely make them bolt into there hide!
  9. kwacky

    kwacky Arachnosquire

    My Klugi spiderling has trashed his small enclosure. It's like a mini bulldozer has been in there. He's/She's dug himself a nice burrow under some cork. He's dragged a lot of sub and moss and blocked up the entrance to the hide I put in there. He's then excavated a load of sub and made a new entrance. Fortunately he dug right down to the bottom of the enclosure so I can see him from below if I pick it up.

    First time I saw him was this morning, with his abdomen sticking out of the entrance.

    He'll come out more as he grows. As will yours.
  10. Furret

    Furret Arachnosquire

    My b. smithi sling stays in its little coconut hut all the time. I guess they just like dark places, hehe
  11. Masurai

    Masurai Arachnobaron Old Timer

    I'll second this. When i use a normal light my B. albopilosum will bolt into it's burrow, but i got a red filter and it fixed that problem.
  12. My little B. Vagans sling did the same thing. He didn't have a name before but he is now named Dozer.
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  13. yes if they have enuf dirt to burrow they almost burrow 100% of the time LOL