Advertisement About two months ago I posted some questions about two tarantula slings I purchased. I wanted to make this post to give a 2 month update on my progress. Ironically, I have started to really enjoy the A. Purpurea despite frequent mentions that it is a terrible species to start with. If I sneak into the T room at night, I can usually observe it out of its hide and on the side of the container. I have noticed it has a voracious appetite as well. When I open the lid to the deli cup that it is housed in, it will retreat into it's web tunnel behind the cork bark. Still, moments after a lateralis is dropped in, it will creep out and pounce before retreating back into its lair. This sling has molted twice since I've owned it - once in transit and again a few days ago. So far this one seems to be doing well. I also have a B. Albopilosum which is much smaller (probably no more than 1/2"). It refused food for a week and it's coloration became much darker and shiny which was a good indicator to me that it was in a pre-molt. Sure enough, about a week after it stopped eating I found a molt in the water dish one morning. It resumed feeding about 3 days after this. I read you are supposed to wait a week or more before feeding, but I am of the mind that the T will know better than me when its exoskeleton has hardened and will take food when it is ready. The neat thing about this one is that it will accept 2-3 melangasters at a time. Those must be some strong pedipalps! As is customary with this hobby, I also couldn't resist adding another sling to my collection. I bought a B. Hamorii that was about 1" in diameter. This one immediately burrowed under the cork bark, covered the hole, and I haven't seen it since. I did brush away the covering of the burrow with a paint brush to see if I could find it and I dropped a lateralis in there to see if it would eat. It immediately accepted the roach, though I don't think I will feed it for a bit because I've read this could be a sign of pre-molt. I would be curious to hear other keepers thoughts on this behavior. All in all, I have to say I am really happy I pulled the trigger on these (my wife still needs time ). Thanks for taking the time to read!