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      How to feed tiny Ts

      Hello, I just got a greenbottle blue in the mail. He is a little less then a cm. How do I feed him? He is smaller than crickets at the pet store.

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      You can give it cricket legs (the "drumsticks"), or cut up a cricket (or a roach) and give it a juicy piece. You can also cut up small mealworms (I don't give slings the head part - they can still bite). Also, the baby will feed on fresh pre-killed food - just cut the head off a small roach or cricket and lay the carcass where the sling will find it.

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      Just out of curiosity, I thought you got a female?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Tgirl1010 View Post
      Just out of curiosity, I thought you got a female?
      Wow, my bad. I have a cat who is an angel, and he is a boy. That's why I sometimes call thing boys.

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      JSI's feeding recommendation is as good as it gets.
      T. stirmi 0.3.18, T. apophysis 6.5" 0.1.0
      N. chromatus 0.1.0, N. coloratovillosus 0.2.0
      G. pulchripes 0.1.0, A. geniculata 0.2.0
      P. regalis 0.2.0, Chilobrachy sai yok 0.1.0, Gorgyrella sp. black Africa 0.1.0
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      Acanthogonatus pi ss ii 0.2.0, Acanthogonatus francki 0.2.0, 1-Linothele fallax 0.1.0, A. vilches 0.1.0, Diplura sp. Sanguinea 1/2"

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      Some people have reported having good luck feeding slings canned cat food. If you already have a cat and feed it canned food, just nip a bit a couple of times a week for your sling. Be sure to clean out leftovers so it doesn't spoil.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Formerphobe View Post
      Some people have reported having good luck feeding slings canned cat food. If you already have a cat and feed it canned food, just nip a bit a couple of times a week for your sling. Be sure to clean out leftovers so it doesn't spoil.
      Have you tried this, Fp? I am interested in knowing if slings will indeed feed on wet catfood.

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      Quote Originally Posted by JumpSpidersInc View Post
      Have you tried this, Fp? I am interested in knowing if slings will indeed feed on wet catfood.
      I haven't tried it myself, but I'm pretty sure TheVez has. I think that's where I heard it from.
      If any of my girls are productive and I end up with beaucoup slings, I may go the cat food route instead of trying to chase pinhead crickets all over. :-)

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      LOL, Fp. Let us know how that goes!

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      I tried dry cat food with freeze-dried mealworms, then crushed them for his meal :3

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