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Awaiting avic babys

shaun

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There is a small cup type space between the base and the thread , it will def hold substrate.
 

shaun

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It went to the substrate the day after when first arrived, maybe was dehydrated but didn't catch it at the water dish.
It's been lazy with food. Wouldn't take live or dead until today.
 

Konstantin

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I got similar tub what is in the first post for mine its 400ml.I set it up opening up unfortunately and mine is right on top webbing the lid and doesnt seem to come down at all.I have noticed that if crickets go up the cork they get snatched otherwise I need to take them out next day and kill them and put them on the web to get eaten I have to put water on the web every few days to make sure it drinks too.I have 32oz inverted deli cup setup ready but waiting for moult as is refusing food for a week now.Hope once rehoused and I dont rip the web every time I open the tub will be better for it.
Regards Konstantin
 

Rs50matt

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Couple of pics of the avic sling.
Keep finding him halfway down the container.
Don't think he can decide wether he is an arboreal or just a thirsty spider!.
I keep the substrate moist and a full water dish.
Let the sub dry out and leave it bone dry. A waterdish is all they need. Having damp sub can create a stuffy enclosure and that's the common cause of an avics death
 

shaun

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Ok, thanks.
I'd heard that all slings need it until they get bigger, and then can't dehydrate so easily .
I'll try him with just a water dish.
I am expecting a caribena versicolour sling next week. Will do the same.
Cheers.
 

Konstantin

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Hi
Op has very good ventilation in place.With slings that small is good to have a bit of moisture in the substrate.I keep mine slightly moist but not overdoing it and it seems to work.
I agree once they put some size on them or if ventilation is not optimal they should be kept dry with water dish.
Regards Konstantin
 

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