Getting my First sling...help!

JoeR

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Ok, i have four T's already...
mexican red knee
chile rose
white stripe birdeater
and a chaco golden knee
but my friend just called me up and said ''hey, Guess what!? I just ordered you a sling from Sven Koeppler!!!''
Now i'm scared! all my T's are Juveniles and were bought as Juvies, i did look through this forum and come across the forum ALOT when researching new inverts, and i have noticed that y'all covet the search tool, well, i joined up and tried it out...guess what? freakin' search tool won't bring me to any threads on sling care:?:wall:
Anyways the sling he ordered me is a Brachypelma Albiceps(Ruhnaui) or ''Mexican golden redrump''
If anyone could let me know of any threads on sling care, housing, feeding etc i'd be very grateful:worship::)
And any general care on this Brachypelma species.
Thanks in advance,
Joe.
P.s it arrives next Friday so i am researching, researching, RESEARCHING!
 

GPulchra

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Do you have the TKG? Anyways, you're so lucky that your friend would do that! Mine tried to slingshot one of the tarantula slings in its vial. Glad I stopped her before...anyways, my current collection of 4 tarantulas are all slings.
 

JoeR

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Thanks Chris, i did google and found some good stuff after making the thread, and i know alot more now than 3 hours ago;)
I just wanted something personal from other keepers, but i've found that, thank you.
 

JoeR

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Do you have the TKG? Anyways, you're so lucky that your friend would do that! Mine tried to slingshot one of the tarantula slings in its vial. Glad I stopped her before...anyways, my current collection of 4 tarantulas are all slings.
Sorry....TKG:?
Thank you i am!! although he can be a pain in so many ways haha:}
OMG! hahaha although it would look fun..it wouldn't be fun lol
 

GPulchra

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TKG is the Tarantula Keeper's Guide. It's like a tarantula bible because ANYONE with a T should have it. It has all the information you need and more.
 

JoeR

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TKG is the Tarantula Keeper's Guide. It's like a tarantula bible because ANYONE with a T should have it. It has all the information you need and more.
Hmmm, no i don't but i'd better get it, thanks!:D
 

malevolentrobot

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i wouldn't sweat it too much if you've already had other Ts, slings are fairly easy, imo (my collection is 3/4 slings :)). just keep up with the humidity a bit more since they shouldn't have water dishes until about 2".

as far as my slings go, i don't have an albiceps but all of the brachys i have (smithi, albo, vagans & boehmei) have been very easy slings. they are all good eaters and most will be inclined to burrow if you give them enough sub in their vial/deli cup. my biggest issue with them has been they are nervous u-hair kickers so be careful about that, but hopefully as with my boehmei, they will grow out of it as they get bigger.
 

JoeR

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Thanks malevolantrobot :)
this is my mexican red knee (pic from yesterday)

I will post pics of the sling when i get him/her and it's enclosure for more tips/help :)
 

JoeR

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Thanks all,
Well... i got my B.Albiceps and a L.Parahybana too!
My friend got a Salmon pink extra for free so i walked away with 2 slings lol
Heres pics of both they are teeny!



Salmon pink


Mexican golden red rump

 

Versi*JP*Color

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You'd better be ready! If that b.albiceps grows as slow as my a.avic you'd better buy some patience!!;P
 

Musicwolf

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Very cool JoeR - wish I had a few friends like yours that would just order Ts for me and inform me later :) - - anyway, congrats on the new additions.
 

JoeR

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Thanks guys :)
Yeah i know it's going to be a looooooOooooooong wait lol
Thanks MusicWolf! Dropping hints always helps :D
 
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