- Jan 28, 2016
Right, I use a bamboo skewer to make them bigger once they get some size.Push pin? Only for 1/8" or 1/4" slings. That's not enough airflow for bigger slings.
Ahh, you file yours down. I use one too but even my smallest tip on the soldering iron would make too big a hole for .5 inch slings. I usually use it for 3/4' or 1" enclosures.I use a soldering iron (pointed tip, not a soldering gun). I either make small round holes or slash marks. I periodically file the tip, so i's sharp and can make small holes. For deli cups with large slings/small juveniles, I'll poke the soldering iron all the way thru. I use a ceiling fan when doing this, and never in the spider room.
In the soft plastic of the deli cups I use the pin and then the sharp point of a skewer to widen it till I have the size I need. If it's hard plastic like acrylic I drill.
Yeah, none of the prey I feed has ever been small enough to get out the vent holes. Small day old dubia nymphs still can't squeeze like crickets can.Not sure about prey, but as long as you put it high at use no fliers, there should be no issues. I feed my T's big-ish prey, so I've never had the problem