Need help for feeding this sling...

harrypei

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so I have this A.bicegoi sling. its chelicerae has become pretty deformed during the last molt, as now it's extending forward away from its carapace rather than curving back inward. now when i feed it, it grabs the cricket right away, thinking it has subdued the cricket but the cricket keeps running away because no venom has been pumped in...when i feed it pre-killed stuff, it grabs it but when i check a day or two later, it remains uneaten. it's been like this for a few weeks now and i'm starting to worry that it might now be eating at all and won't make it to the next molt...any input guys? :(

thanks

harry
 

Talkenlate04

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At that size your doing all you can do, keep offering pre killed prey every now and then and hope for the best.
 

Bayushi

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one thing you might wanna try is splitting open the feeder insect. it might make it a bit easier for the T to feed from.
 

harrypei

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i guess splitting open the cricket is really the last resort. i'll try that. but it doesn't appear to be losing weight (nor gaining weight though), at least not yet...:8o

thanks guys.
 

Talkenlate04

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Sometimes they have enough reserves stored to make it through a corrective molt without eating, let's hope that is the case here.
 

harrypei

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Sometimes they have enough reserves stored to make it through a corrective molt without eating, let's hope that is the case here.
yes indeed...i've already lost two of its siblings and it's my last and only A.bicegoi left...sigh
 

harrypei

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just an update...the sling has died. now i'm officially bicegoi-less. sigh...
 
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