You'll eventually loose most, if not all of the slings if left to hatch with the mother. In a larger container it can be trouble for the slings to find food along with the fact the adult will often gather and bundle up all the prey for herself. Sometimes a few slings will feed with her, but most will start hunting down each other or die of starvation. If you decide to go that route (which can be interesting) funnel in fruit flies and/or pinheads. The problem with pinheads is that they dont always get up high where the slings are. The problem with fflies is they are not the greatest food source (so you need to feed more often).As most of you know, I have a tiny eggsack from my hesperus. How do I feed the spiderlings? Do I throw in one cricket and let the mother of the babies kill it and bring it for them to all eat on?