I use a peat and play sand mix. About 2:1. For hides, I use clay pots which are broken (somewhat* stratigically ) and round the sharp edges with sand paper, the pots are .69 cents at home depot. Because they are still slings, and in deli-cups, I have bark/bark strips as shelters because it was more economical at the moment. They are not aboreal, and as adults dig many chambered scrapes under rocks and hides, they are an active species, digging in the dark all day and wandering all night. I am not monitoring the slings requirements as of now because it is not practical but I keep the adults/my other I3 and I4 vaejovis at 76-80 and 20-30% humidity. The slings have some condensation in they're cup but they are not swimming in moisture, which wouldn't be good for this species.hopefully a few of these little guys will be mine soon A few questions:
Are you using sand?
What sould be used as a hide?
Do they climb or stay on the ground?
What temp/humidity are you keeping them at?
They are pretty small. They could probaly eat few day old crickets but I am feeding them fresh killed prey.How small are your V spinigerus slings? Are they able to take take live prey yet? Right now I have 5 I2 L mucronatus that are too small for even pinheads so I give em prekilled small cricks, it's amusing to watch a sling sting a crick that's already dead .
My I4's do that, they piggy back it to their burrow. They are getting stronger though, one took a cricket double it's size out in one punch the other morning, didn't even waste his time on any more attempts.I just crush the heads and drop it in the vial, I ussually check in on them in an hour or so and most of the time they are munching on it, a few times one or two will even be dragging it around.
Alternatively you could breed your own crickets......Yeah, it's hard to find crickets small enouph to feed slings of small species without ordering some, and even if you did they would only be small enouph for a few feedings.