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P.cambrigei sling care

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by zxneon, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. zxneon

    zxneon Arachnopeon

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    Got 2 new P.cambrigei slings . I did know that thy are small , but did not expect THAT tiny (l4 ?) :D
    Whats general care for such tiny slings ?
    Thy need misting every other day to keep moisture right ?
    and how to feed them at such size ? i have medium sized mealworms at this moment .
    recently molted white soft mealworm (crushed head ofc) will do ? Or i need to cut in half them ?
    any other specific tip on P.cambrigei slings ?
    Pill bottle cap has some holes , and i poked some on sides .
     

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  2. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoking Active Member

    I like raising arboreals in 16oz deli cups right off the bat. Allows room for a dish and plenty of growing space.

    If you must keep them in vials without a dish, i would mist weekly. They should get the rest from their food.

    They grow fast and are good eaters. Try feeding prekilled mealworms.

    Sub should be damp. I can't tell from that picture.
     
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  3. Nightstalker47

    Nightstalker47 Arachnobaron Active Member

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    For a sling of that size simply dampen a small portion of the vial whilst also maintaining a slightly drier area. Be mindful not to over do it.

    I agree with housing these guys in larger enclosures, they have ridiculously fast growth rates and will actually benefit from some extra space. Feed it like crazy and expect to have a large juvenile on your hands in no time. One of my all time favorite species.
     
  4. Rittdk01

    Rittdk01 Arachnoknight Active Member

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    Use a bigger container. They burrow until they are juvies. Mine was really simple to care for. I got him as a little thing in October of last year as a freebie (thanks @coldblood) he's now prob 3.5". He took a meal worm 30 minutes after unpacking and never stopped eating.
     
  5. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnobaron Active Member

    For tiny slings I go with an enclosure about the size of a coke can (330ml), it's big enough to allow for a couple inches of sub, a sliver of cork bark and a water dish but not so huge that you struggle to find them.

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    Sub should be slightly moist.

    Try feeding pre-killed/cut up mealworms until they're big enough to take live.
     
  6. zxneon

    zxneon Arachnopeon

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    breeder told me that thy can stay in those pill bottles till next molt . What do you think ?
    Or i can rehouse in 1 liter plastic bucket . To big maybe ? but thats all i have at this moment till next trip to shop in few days .