Sling on back in water dish

KezyGLA

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I saw this guy floating on its back in the water dish...

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I think it was stranded as soon as I tipped the water dish out a little the sling scrambled to get the right way up and out of the dish.

Once it climbed out I thought I should toss in a couple calci worms to see if it was hungry. It was. It jumped on the worm unbelievably fast.

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It makes me wonder how long it was like that, if it was stressed and could it have died if I never intervened.
 

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My A. sp. kolumbia did the same last week...little fella is pre molt, so I just assumed he fell off the side into the drink. Scooped it out and it climbed right back above the water dish.
 

KezyGLA

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My A. sp. kolumbia did the same last week...little fella is pre molt, so I just assumed he fell off the side into the drink. Scooped it out and it climbed right back above the water dish.
Persistent little things. I think this one may have fallen off its chopstick so I move the dish. He looked so excited to be out aha
 

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At least your sling is looking good!

Now my question is, what are calci worms and where can I get some? I got a giganormous amount of mealworms at the moment, but I'm always afraid that they'll kill the slings, so I crush their heads, but they still feel a bit too big.
 

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I saw this guy floating on its back in the water dish...
It just needs a tiny margarita and some eight-lens sunglasses.


Now my question is, what are calci worms and where can I get some? I got a giganormous amount of mealworms at the moment, but I'm always afraid that they'll kill the slings, so I crush their heads, but they still feel a bit too big.
I don't know about calci worms, but if your mealworms are too big, there are a couple of options:
  • short-term: cut the mealworm in half and feed two slings with one worm
  • long-term: let them start reproducing, and you'll have tiny mealworms for slings
 
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