ha ha .. fast is a versi most def. My little sling blew me away with its speed . But how beautiful are they ? Unreal ... Congrats !! best Of Luck !!! Pinheads are great for slings .. just make sure they get a good fill , Ive never had to injure a crick for my slings most are good hunters. Ive even used fruit flies for my slings !
(grin) i remember when i first held my A. avic 3" at the pet store i purchased her from...
she was very calm and slow-moving, that is until the woman breathed on her. then she FLEW up my arm a bit, then FLEW back down. lol!
it was as swift as a snake strike. each time i jerked in surprise when she'd done it but that didn't seem to bother her at all. lol. now when i hold her i make sure there are NO breezes and that i move slowly and smoothly like when i hold my snakes. she is calm and sweet, her little legs reaching up towards the invisible leaves she so dearly longs to climb.
reminds me of the time i went to feed my very docile 3.5' albino desert banded cal king. (grin)
he has a fairly strong feeding response being a king but always waits patiently for me to toss in the rodents and then he enjoys play-stalking them for a bit. he'll approach them from over his hide, under his hide, in the substrate, and them BAM! they're dead of course...i don't feed live.
well, this particular day i was feeding him (with long tongs, always with tongs...18") and i opened his enclosure (sliding panel) and BAM! he shoots out, grabs the mouse from the tongs and shoots back in!
i kinda went, 'AH!' and jumped a few feet long after he was back in his hide...lol! i felt stupid let me tell you. (grin)
just like the only snake strike i've actually witnessed on myself was my amazon tree boa, the other guys were just too fast. i saw them tense and was like, 'uho, better...' and then the next thing i knew there was a ghostly feeling of pressure on my hand and i was already bleeding. very impressive really. nature makes some fast critters, what can i say!
I've found out just what "fast" means a few times now.
1) Handling my girlfriends psychotic B vagans, she startled it and it was off my arm and up my chest before I could blink.
2) First time I provoked my baby Usambara, it was in a 12"x12"x12" tank and it could get from the centre of the tank to the centre of the lid in under a second.
3) Went to handle my P irminia spiderling thinking it was my docile P cambridgei (the two are very similar as slings)
I touched it, it launched over my hand, jumped off onto my lap and fired a load of crap straight at me before I'd even realised what was happening.
You want to see fast, get a baby Avic on your arm and gently blow on it. Boy do they shift.