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P. cambridgei sling

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by AngryMothNoises, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. AngryMothNoises

    AngryMothNoises Arachnosquire

    So I got my order of my two new slings to day (versicolor and H.mac). And a free P. cambridgei came with them! I was surprised and very pleased. So I named him Kumo. (Japanese for spider).

    I did a search of them on here, youtube and wikipets, but didn't find a hole lot about them. So does any one have any tips or good links on taking care of cambrigei slings?

    Thank you!
  2. le-thomas

    le-thomas Arachnobaron

    I've never had one, but I assume you keep them much like any other sling. They're very fast and grow fast from what I've read. Good luck!
  3. AngryMothNoises

    AngryMothNoises Arachnosquire

    Its the biggest of my three slings. But all right, I thought so.

    Out of my three slings this one all ways seems to do what I need it to do. Haha. When rehousing, my versicolor wouldn't go into it's enclosure, and wan'ted to stay on my had. My H.mac was biting the prodding tool to get it back into its vial. But the cambrigei, rehoused extreamly well.
  4. le-thomas

    le-thomas Arachnobaron

    Seems typical of the three. Did the cambridgei quickly run into the enclosure or was it slow and not skittish?
    They're a great-looking species as adults and slings!
  5. AngryMothNoises

    AngryMothNoises Arachnosquire

    It was slow and relaxed.
    But yes, very cute as a sling, and pretty when it gets older.
  6. catfishrod69

    catfishrod69 Arachnoemperor

    Keep it just as you are going to keep your versicolor. Arboreal, higher humidity, respect.
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  7. Phlerr

    Phlerr Arachnoknight

    I concur with John on this one. Trust it'll end up being one of your favorite T's. I got one awhile back as a freebie too and they are an absolutely awesome, gorgeous T..........you'll see :)
  8. RyTheTGuy

    RyTheTGuy Arachnoknight

    Like everyone said, keep it like any other arboreal. I bought a P. cambridgei as one of my first couple of Ts. She is my favorite T, about 2" now and beautiful!. Always a good eater and I see her out often. (assumed female)
  9. AngryMothNoises

    AngryMothNoises Arachnosquire

    I think mine may go into a molt soon. It wont eat and its abdomen is a rather dark color.
  10. Shell

    Shell ArachnoVixen AKA Dream Crusher AKA Heartbreaker

    You just got it today, that very well could be the reason for it not eating. Some spiders will eat after unpacking, but many won't. They need time to acclimate. I find, with my P. cam, that it's tough to tell when it's premolt just by looking at it's abdomen. They don't get bald patches (they lack urticating hairs) so you don't get bald spots that make it easier to see the abdomen getting dark.
  11. moricollins

    moricollins Arachnoprince Old Timer

  12. catfishrod69

    catfishrod69 Arachnoemperor

    This is true Shell. I found that with any new worlds that lack urticating hair (mainly arboreal), and with old worlds, the best way to tell is the abdomen will plump up a good bit. Their abdomen will get very plump prior to a molt, instead of seeing the darkening, this is the way i can tell most the time.
  13. AngryMothNoises

    AngryMothNoises Arachnosquire

    I thought it would eat because when I frist got my rose hair she ate.
    Good to know! Thank you!

    Thats how my versicolor looks right now.

    But all right. THank you so much every one! The links are of good help
  14. meghanbe

    meghanbe Arachnopeon

    I got a couple P. cambridgei slings from Patrick about a week and a half ago. :) So far mine are both burrowers and stay hidden pretty much all the time. I did get to see their speed during unpacking, and it was impressive for sure. I also have an A. versicolor sling and I've never seen that type of speed from her. I tried feeding my cambridgeis a few days after unpacking and they both ate...tried feeding them again yesterday and only one did. I have no idea if the one who hasn't eaten (Siobhan) is plump or not--I haven't seen anything but her tippy-toes since the day I unpacked her. The other one (Cormac) graced me with his presence when I misted his enclosure tonight. I sprayed, looked away to mist Siobhan's enclosure, then glanced back to find Cormac stuck to the wall, slurping up water like crazy. I love these guys--so pretty--and can't wait to watch them grow.

    They're also the T's I respect the "most" in my collection (not that I don't respect them all). :D
  15. grayzone

    grayzone Arachnoking

    your VERSI could just be full lol.. THEY are NW ts, so they will show the easier to spot signs.
  16. AngryMothNoises

    AngryMothNoises Arachnosquire

    I feel so dumb, I forgot all about this.

    Thank you for the help! I got my slings from Patrick as well! Though mine doesn't burrow. Kumo (name of my cambridgei) just made a huge web. I will try feeding them tomarrow.
  17. skar

    skar Arachnobaron

    I just wanted to say that P cambrigei is my favorite, very cool spider.
  18. catfishrod69

    catfishrod69 Arachnoemperor

    They are cool. Psalmos in general is a great genus.
  19. Storm76

    Storm76 Arachnoemperor

    Don't be surprised if you find out one day, that it has developed a burrow underneath the webbing - they often extend it into the substrate when young. And yes, they are insanely fast, be on your guard! ;)
  20. AngryMothNoises

    AngryMothNoises Arachnosquire

    It ate last night! But that also explains why it likes to hang out at the bottom.
    Thank you!