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jimip

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how fast do they generally grow? i just got a freebiee one and he is so small. i have no clue what to feed it.
 

Wachusaynoob

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They are relatively slow growers, Keep them at higher Temps to ensure that they molt on a 'schedule' (They generally molt once a month till a certain size).
But dont expect huge size differences.
 

jimip

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well one says slow one says fast but out side of gender the only real accelerat is power feeding. im not attacking anyone for using it , its just not an option i plan on using
 

Chris_Skeleton

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well one says slow one says fast but out side of gender the only real accelerat is power feeding. im not attacking anyone for using it , its just not an option i plan on using
Oh okay. You could also keep it at higher temps.
 

jimip

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im mostly am looking for a general statement more then a way to speed it up i love my little curly ive wanted one forever and its so cute and little.
 

Wachusaynoob

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Compared to a LP; they grow like snails.
Compared to a Rosea; they grow like lightning.

Is this your first sling? I've got about 20 B.albo slings and they are little tankers!
 

jimip

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mine is tiny but still ate teh head and legs of a crickets. and im not lookingfor it to triple its size in one molt
 

Wachusaynoob

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Mine are 4th instar and already eat Small ("pinhead") roaches. No heads, or else the roaches will burrow...Havent used crickets for them in a while.
 

jimip

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i tend to toss it up. but if i bring in crickets they are all eaten that first day. when i was keeping my first lizard it seemed no matter what i did to prevent it the crickets found there way every where.
 

Wachusaynoob

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Yeah, crickets are little escape artists that make their ways to the most random places.

I once caught one escaping the house haha. (long time ago)
 

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Put it this way: They are probably the fastest growers in the Brachypelma genus, but Brachypelma is still a slow growing genus. Expect roughly 2-3 years to maturity depending on feeding, temps, etc. You can pre-kill pinhead crickets for a tiny sling or just yank the big legs off an adult cricket and feed them that. Slings are generally more willing to accept pre-killed prey than adult tarantulas.
 

jimip

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well the guy who gave him to me just gave him a tiny cricket and he killed it its self. sense thats what its used to thats what ill continue. this thing is teeny tiny. its probably the smallest i have ever seen ( he has a hatching sac there and they where bigger then it is.
 

cdjseahawk

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curly

after reading
Compared to a LP; they grow like snails.
Compared to a Rosea; they grow like lightning.

Is this your first sling? I've got about 20 B.albo slings and they are little tankers!
wouldnt we all just agree on medium groth then lol
I have 2 that I got at 2nd instar and to me they grew pretty fast.
 

jimip

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Yeah, crickets are little escape artists that make their ways to the most random places.

I once caught one escaping the house haha. (long time ago)
the worst place i ever found one was in the light globe in my kitchen. hes my first curly sling but like my 10 sling in general..... i think actually almost all my collection is slings
 

Wachusaynoob

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actually almost all my collection is slings
Same here-
All (or most) of my future T's are going to be bought at sling stage-or juvie. They are fun to watch grow...Though my favorite so far are my LP's because they grow so fast, but that can be solved with not buying 2nd instar slings =P
 

jimip

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lol i have one thing in common with sidartha... i can meditate i can fast and i am pateint.... i guess i have a thing or 2 in common with yoru average t as well.
 
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