- Aug 11, 2016
When is it safe to feed a freshly molted sling?
It really varies by T and species IMO at that size. At that size I've had Avics take a crix after 2-4 days. I've have a H. sp. Columbia Large that is about 1/8" that will eat the next day. The smaller they are, faster the fangs turn black. White>Red>Black fang color, feed on black.
I feed my Ts heaviest after a molt. I have a young adult versi that has eaten around 30+ crickets in the last 3 weeks.. I gave her a week to harden before I offered prey..I don't worry much about it. Sometimes they fast on their own for much longer, after all. Like our notorious G. porteri
Careful with the tong feeding. If she grabs the tong instead of food, she could damage or break a fang.With my sub adult A. seemani, I offer her food every 3-4 days by tong. If she's hungry she takes it. If she's not she bolts away as soon as the roach touches her. I guess the giant hand and tongs attached to the roach are not scary if your hungry.