Slings feed off water?

Andrea82

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I don't think so. They need proteins and calories to grow and function, and water is just that; water.
 

Trenor

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I feed mine the tinniest dubia roaches. Ones that are usually a day old. You can also feed cut up meal worms or cut up crickets etc.
 

wicked

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They can drink from water droplets misted on the wall, yes, but they need food as well.
For the really tiny ones, if I can't find pinhead crickets, I cut up little meal worms, or offer a cricket "drumstick" (large back leg).

A word of warning about water and tiny slings. I once had a C. elegans spiderling that was shipped to me in an empty pill vial. After unpacking it, I spritzed a little water on the side of the vial. The misted water ran down, forming a large drop, that drowned the spiderling. If I'd taken the extra two minutes to put in a pinch of substrate, the water would have been absorbed. A tragic lesson I learned in the hardest way.
 

viper69

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Is it possible that Slings of millimeter sizes feed off water?
There is only hydrogen and oxygen in water, so NO :(o_O:banghead::wideyed:

What information has caused you to think that, a care sheet? I hope not, because care sheets KILL tarantulas.
 
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