erik, to help better ventilate the jar, use pantyhose to cover the jar opening, and secure it with a rubberband. This will alleviate most of the smell, and will also keep the slings from escaping should they begin to explore.
cacoseraph-I feed my spiders nothing BUT wild-caught prey, and also most of them are in containers I set out for them OUTSIDE. The spiders are free to come and go as they wish. By 'release' of slings, I mean they are merely moved to a better location with more prey activity.
I live smack-dab in the middle of a National Forest with acres of woods all around me. All the spiders are native to my area.
However, I DO have some I keep in my house-these are for STUDY purposes and will never be released.
BTW, did you finish that article you mentioned in post # 7 at this forum?
srry not me bro im not a member of that forum but the slings r startin to come out side the nest when should i start tryin to feed them and how would i go about catching enough little bugs to to feed em all i cant exacly buy f flies here nvr mind u wer talkin to cac