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Sling help

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Keke713, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Keke713

    Keke713 Arachnopeon Active Member

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    Good morning everyone! So today I’m extremely excited! Today will be arriving my very first sling. A 1/4-3/4 Acanthoscurria geniculata. As it’s my first sling I just wanna make sure I have everything correct for the little guy. Also I’m not really sure what to expect size wise. So attached are two enclosures I have prepared. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thank you guys!
     

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  2. spookyvibes

    spookyvibes Arachnoknight Active Member

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    The pill jar will work though the holes appear to be pretty big imo. Make sure they’re smaller than the t’s carapace so it doesn’t escape. Also with the pill jar setup, just know your sling will probably be holed up in its burrow more times than not. If I were you, I’d go get a 2 oz condiment cup. That way the sling won’t burrow, it’ll adopt the whole cup as its burrow and won’t leave you wondering if it’s still alive or not. That’s not necessary though, just a matter of personal preference.
     
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  3. Keke713

    Keke713 Arachnopeon Active Member

    Sounds good thank you so much! It’s actually a urine collection vial haha. I have plenty and will make the correct adjustments to the vent holes
     
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  4. Greasylake

    Greasylake Arachnobaron Active Member

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    For a really tiny sling like this, the safest way to make ventilation holes is just to get a needle or a thumb tack and poke holes with those. You might need more holes, but nobody will be getting out.
     
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  5. Keke713

    Keke713 Arachnopeon Active Member

    Yeah that’s the last thing I need in this house is a loose sling. The wife will kill me haha. Thanks will work on that shortly
     
  6. boina

    boina Arachnoprince Arachnosupporter

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    Remember that for a sling the substrate needs to be moist. In the pics it looks pretty dry, but that can be wrong.
     
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  7. Keke713

    Keke713 Arachnopeon Active Member

    Yeah I wet one side of the vial before she went in there. Thank you