do sling/pre juvie fangs harden faster after molts

kmhvmh

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P Metallica sling molted 4 days ago. can't really see the fangs to see if they're blackened yet. do you guys think i can drop a cricket in yet
 

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Slings harden up pretty quickly, I've seen a 1 inch E. cyanognathus eat within 24 hours of completing a surprise moult (left a pre-killed mealworm outside the burrow, checked back 24 hours later to find it sat next to its exuvia munching away on the mealworm).

4-5 days should be long enough, I usually dig out a freshly moulted prey item for the first post moult feeding, it won't even attack the cricket it if it isn't ready, just pull the cricket if the sling doesn't eat.
 

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What size? I'd give it a cricket after four days but you could always wait a 2-3 more to be on the safe side as it is a more expensive T plus a ravenous T will make a pretty cool attack. I've heard of folks feeding slings a day after, I wait at least three.
 

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P Metallica sling molted 4 days ago. can't really see the fangs to see if they're blackened yet. do you guys think i can drop a cricket in yet
I always give them a week. They can go far longer with no ill effects as long as they have water.
 

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I usually offer slings food about 5 days after a moult - a week sounds fine. There are always gonna be a few anomalies, but 7 days seems on safe side to me.
Since my slings always tended to burrow, getting a good look to see if their fangs had blackened just wasn't always possible.
If you're really in doubt, offer something soft -- like a newly moulted white feeder, or my old standby: waxies.
 

kmhvmh

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thanks for the quick responses guys. glad a site like this exists for these reasons.
 
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