By doing that, your making its life span shorter. Power feeding is frowned upon in society.I got mine as a 1/2" sling two months ago, its about 1.5" now from power-feeding.
power feeding = feeding the T as much food as it will take between moults, so basically every day in my experience.
*face desk*By doing that, your making its life span shorter. Power feeding is frowned upon in society.
Thanks for coming to my rescueWay to generalize, kiddo.
It's sort of a down-the-middle split. Some people are for it, some aren't.
i know what you're aiming to mean, but i would like you to provide some links to that other than people personally stating they do not choose to do it and something other than the "you're shortening its lifespan!" arguement.Power feeding is frowned upon in society.
also, OP. common feeders are mainly crickets and roaches nymphs (lats, dubia, etc.). some keepers suppliment with small mealworms and waxworms. depending on the size of the sling, you might have to prekill prey (i normally do this for stuff under 1" that doesn't either take it from the tongs or when it drops to the ground) or even dice it up a bit, in the case of the worms.thanks hay what can you feed sling
Why face desk?*face desk*
Yeah, but I can wait and be patient. And people, reason I say it shortens their life-span, is cause each time it molts, it gets bigger. Bigger, basically older and your speeding up time. But hey, thats just me using my brain? Maybe you guys dont agree!OT, smallara, aren't you complaining about your N. Chromatus not showing color?
I'm really curious about proper feeding for a sling and younger T's for that matter. I was already given the info on how to choose the right cricket size for a sling but I'm still not sure of how to know how many crickets is healthy to feed my sling each week. I'm still feeding my 1.5" sling 2 small crickets a week. I was told this might not be enough for her. I'm also feeding my 4" chaco (sorry this is off topic) 5 larger crickets each week. I'm guessing this is enough for them. They eat everything right away. So what is the rule of thumb for knowing how much to feed a young T? I don't intend to power feed my youngsters.
The rule of thumb (at least for me) If its not an adult feed it until it stops eating then wait for a molt. I do this so they reach maturity faster and i can breed them. Some people manipulate the amount they feed males to hold them back or mature them faster depending on the females size.So what is the rule of thumb for knowing how much to feed a young T? I don't intend to power feed my youngsters.