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Drachenjager

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Ummm this is a dumb question but here goes
How long do you guys keep your slings in a small vial type container?
I ahve a couple of slings that are about .75" or so and in condiment cups and its a PITA to feed them the bloody pinheads hop out too easy
 

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I keep my slings in 'vials' till they seem cramped. There are different sized vials so I just upgrade as they grow. They usually outgrow all the vials at around 5cm for me so that's when I start putting them inot delicups.
 

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Mine stay in small vials till they can't fully stretch out after a molt, then they get upgraded to a bigger container.
 

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I phased out of using crickets about 9 months ago. I feed dubia roaches now. The baby nymphs are pretty small, I just pinch the head a little so the body is still moving and drop it in. Slings love them. Plus its a nice big meal that pretty much gets a 3/4" sling to it's next molt. So there is no jumping anything to worry about when I feed. A roach colony is only really valid if you own 10+ Ts. Or if you are willing to sell or kill off some of the roach offspring when you have to many.
 

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i dont have any dubia yet, i have discoids and finally got some to mature ill have dubia soon tho
 

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Have you ever tried just removing the little crickets legs? Sometimes I have the same problem with the crickets hopping out of the containers, but it's not something I worry about because I just pick em up put them right back in and then laugh when they are devoured by my Ts.
 

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Have you ever tried just removing the little crickets legs? Sometimes I have the same problem with the crickets hopping out of the containers, but it's not something I worry about because I just pick em up put them right back in and then laugh when they are devoured by my Ts.
dude i can barely see the crickets let alone take these tree stumps i have for fingers and tear off the legs lol
 

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dude i can barely see the crickets let alone take these tree stumps i have for fingers and tear off the legs lol
haha, oh well that makes sense.:p If it really bothers you that much just transfer your slings to different containers. What size are they at?
 

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haha, oh well that makes sense.:p If it really bothers you that much just transfer your slings to different containers. What size are they at?
well about .675- .75" i suppose. cute little buggers
one G. aerostriata and one B. emilia
 

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that's when I start putting them inot delicups.
i've been reading a lot of people using these for slings. Anyone have a picture of what their "delicups" look like. I might need to get some..

Drachenjager: go invest in some forceps. i have two and use both when i'm feeding crickets. one to tear off the back legs and the other to hold and put into the container.
 

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i've been reading a lot of people using these for slings. Anyone have a picture of what their "delicups" look like. I might need to get some..
This is what I refer to as delicups. The plastic stacked ones in the back.
 

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ohhh. yeah i have some of those. thanks paul

your home and online a lot huh? haha
 

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you can put them in deli cups at that size np! i only raise nw ts in vials, ow usually get deli cups from the beginning. it's easier to deal with their speed and attitude that way ;) and as long as the container is not really huge, they find their food all right. another thing you can try: pick up the mini crix with youe fingers or thongs and just squeeze a bit. makes them a good meal and no more jumping...
 

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Where can you get the vials that are in the front of that picture?

and I dont mean to post jack, but I have 2 b smthi slings on peat in a room that hovers around the 80's during the day and 70's at night, is all this good?
 
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