Just got my second T! (sling)

Kegaran

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Seems vain to make a topic on it but I'm quite happy about this, got a B.smithi a few years ago, Watched it grow into a mature female that's still doing great to date. Managed to find a small 1 inch GBB sling today however, Guy had it in almost too small of a test tube (legs wider then lid) so I'm currently baking a small batch of eco earth and setting up a larger deli cup for it. Can't wait to watch this thing grow and web!
 

nicodimus22

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Seems vain to make a topic on it but I'm quite happy about this, got a B.smithi a few years ago, Watched it grow into a mature female that's still doing great to date. Managed to find a small 1 inch GBB sling today however, Guy had it in almost too small of a test tube (legs wider then lid) so I'm currently baking a small batch of eco earth and setting up a larger deli cup for it. Can't wait to watch this thing grow and web!
Nah, any day you get a new T is an exciting day. Show us some pics when you have time. We all love pics!
 

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Managed to find a small 1 inch GBB sling today however, Guy had it in almost too small of a test tube (legs wider then lid) so I'm currently baking a small batch of eco earth and setting up a larger deli cup for it. Can't wait to watch this thing grow and web!
The GBB won't disappoint you. Even as a sling, it's gorgeous, builds webs, and has a nice prey response.
 

PanzoN88

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The color change with each molt, feeding response is impressive, you will definitely enjoy raising your GBB.
 

Paiige

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Congrats! I picked up some new babies today too and wanted to make a thread but wasn't sure so thanks!

You will love your GBB. Mine is a little poop but I still love him dearly. He makes me laugh and defies all GBB logic but has a great attitude, feeding response and is quite handsome!
 

Kegaran

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Well! About to put it into it's deli cup, slightly nervous about it shooting up my arm when I pop the lid of the tube though.. Raised my Red knee from a sling as well but it's always been nice and lazy, from what I hear these are far more skittish. Then tomorrow to the store for crickets..
 

skyvie

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I'm definitely a member of the GBB club! Only great things to say about them. I'm sure you'll do fine with rehousing - mine has been a little "skittish" but nothing insane, just a little "nervous" (not 'OMG where did it go' or 'Get it off me').
 

Kegaran

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First feeding since his rehouse in the deli cup, went well, except the 10 minutes of trying to corral him into said cup..he sorta went out the side of the test tube... Now to get a small water dish in there... I'll have a picture up as soon, I assume I can just upload a pic strait from my PC with that "Upload a file" button down there?
 

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First feeding since his rehouse in the deli cup, went well, except the 10 minutes of trying to corral him into said cup..he sorta went out the side of the test tube... Now to get a small water dish in there... I'll have a picture up as soon, I assume I can just upload a pic strait from my PC with that "Upload a file" button down there?
yup
 

Christian Jocson

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GBB slings are fun to watch grow up because during the first couple molts they look different every time until they finally get the adult pattern.

As already stated, they are heavy webbers, eaters and fast growing.

Try putting it in an enclosure with random sticks leaning against the walls. More often than not GBB's will create cool tunnels through the sticks
 

Kegaran

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Here's a picture of my new comer!, Still need to figure out a water dish. (and a way to get it in fast he's already proved to be a quick runner) GBB.jpg
 

Tanner Dzula

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GBB's really are an Awesome T to own, especially if you like having a very Brightly Covered T.

Also agree with @Christian Jocson, with putting up sticks. i always prefer to keep them Semi terrestrial and semi arboreal.

Mine currently has a Hide sup up in a hurried half cork Round AND a Half web hammock in the Sticks on the opposite side of the enclosure.
He periodically migrates from one to the other.

and they can be VERY heavy webber, here is a picture of mine ~ 3 days after i got him.
Day 1. brought him home and put in new enclosure.
Day 2. Found him flipped upside down Mid-Molt( Guys over at Bug-Farts had said they believed he was in possible Pre-molt when they had packed him up for the Expo, they almost didn't bring him for that reason)
Day 3. Found him outside the hide, up in his sticks already Webbing them all together and snapped this pic!
 

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Seems vain to make a topic on it but I'm quite happy about this, got a B.smithi a few years ago, Watched it grow into a mature female that's still doing great to date. Managed to find a small 1 inch GBB sling today however, Guy had it in almost too small of a test tube (legs wider then lid) so I'm currently baking a small batch of eco earth and setting up a larger deli cup for it. Can't wait to watch this thing grow and web!
Superb, GBB's are fantastic T's to watch growing up, they change so much from slings to adults, the morphing is amazing. Enjoy.
 
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