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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:44 pm 
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Hiya all :D

I was just wandering how offten you whould feed spiderlings? I have one, a little Lasiodora parahybana and I was think maby two micro crickets every other day? is this to much or to little?

Thxanks for any help, I just want to be sure im doing the right thing :D


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:47 pm 
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I feed a bug the size of the spiderlings abdomen once a week. Twice a week is pretty much the max I reckon.

Always watch for behavioural changes too, just after a moult they like to feast for a while and when coming up to a moult they don't want any food anymore.


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Blackmelo wrote:
Always watch for behavioural changes too, just after a moult they like to feast for a while and when coming up to a moult they don't want any food anymore.


Just like adults then lol :wink: :wink:

I feed mine twice a week,but theres nothing wrong with feeding them as much as theyll take,as long as you make sure they take it,or at least kill it :) i like to feed mine up so theyll moult quicker,less annoying and fiddly that way :D


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I feed mine twice a week also, but sometimes I leave it a bit longer between feeds if I think they might be a bit too tubby.. :)

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if it will take it ill give it to them. if they are particulary tubby then ill hold back a couple days. but generally lil uns moult loads anyway

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Mine can sometimes go up to 4 weeks without food but when I feed them I dont boher with micros. They almost all start off on size 1 blacks.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:29 pm 
My spiderlings sizes 6mm - 2" i feed roughly about once or twice a week depending on the size cricket legs-silent micro crickets-small browns.

Some will take silk worms even size 1 crickets especially my curly hairs an versis.


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deathstalker wrote:
Blackmelo wrote:
Always watch for behavioural changes too, just after a moult they like to feast for a while and when coming up to a moult they don't want any food anymore.


Just like adults then lol :wink: :wink:

I feed mine twice a week,but theres nothing wrong with feeding them as much as theyll take,as long as you make sure they take it,or at least kill it :) i like to feed mine up so theyll moult quicker,less annoying and fiddly that way :D


not sure i agree to be honest, there is thought that overfed spiderlings have trouble moulting due to the size of their abdomens. i lost a T apophysis sling that was rather fat, seemed to have been unable to free itself from the old abdomen. might've saved it if i found it in time, but that's sadly how it goes.
i know that doesn't constitute proof, but i think moderation works pretty well. i understand the impatience of wanting them to grow though!

Blackmelo's feeding regime is similar to mine!
though with some of the younger ones that are a bit timid about food and amy not feed on the feeding day, i may check them later and try again, or if they are looking a bit skinny.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:41 pm 
I found out my smallest slings who are about 6mm an under love small brown cricket legs and that does them fine for about between 1-2 weeks.


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yeah that's a great tip Jen! i always forget about that lol


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Funny when there carrying a cricket brumstick


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Hi i feed mine as much as they take as long as the abdomen does not look too large just nice and plump, i then hold off for a few days maybe a week..

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i fed my cambrigei a FF but youd need to feed alot of them to fill it up :D i was just experimenting :)

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