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New sling, some q's

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by andrew_w_hill, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. andrew_w_hill

    andrew_w_hill Arachnopeon

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    So I just got a 1" L. parahybana sling, and as I've never taken care of a sling before, I have some questions.

    - Should small crickets be okay for feeding?

    - How can I put in a water dish that it won't drown in?

    Any help you guys can be would be greatly appreciated. I hope everyone (in the US) is having a nice holiday.
     
  2. Chris_Skeleton

    Chris_Skeleton Arachnoprince

  3. to quickly answer your questions, ime LP slings will normally take down crickets nearly their size or smaller. mine has a massive appetite, and from what i've heard that's fairly common. i still crush the crickets heads at that size though.

    also, no water dish until over 2". just keep a corner of the enclosure's substrate damp by misting/spraying.

    they are fairly hardy slings, i wouldn't worry too much. and enjoy watching them grow! the growth between moults with them is crazy!
     
  4. andrew_w_hill

    andrew_w_hill Arachnopeon

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    Thanks guys. Still feeling my way through all of this and I want to be a good dad.