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B. Bohmei sling

Discussion in 'General Tarantula Discussion' started by Piroman_420_, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Piroman_420_

    Piroman_420_ Member

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    How long I must wait to molt this little sling (1cm). When I buy it seller say it has 5 molts. I wait about month and half and still nothing. Abdomen isnt darker at all. I feed him with small lateralis (prekilled) but he rare eat them.I see him eat two times in a month, that is nothing on that period.Can somebody help me to grow this little beast? DSCN0586~2.JPG DSCN0586.JPG
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    PanzoN88 Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    When it comes to red legged Brachys, no amount of heating and feeding will hasten its growth, as they are very sloooooow growing. Even the others in the genus are slow growing after a certain point. Might I recommend getting an A. geniculata to pass the time.
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    They are slow as hell growing...make sure it has a shallow water dish and hang tight. It looks plenty fat...probably waiting for its growth cycle to catch up. Your roach even dead is intimidating for a little spider...it would be like serving a whole cow to your child for dinner. ;)
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    Temp is 21-25°C.
    Can I give him some smaller bugs from outside or flyes? I dont have now smaller roach.
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    They may contain pesticides that will kill your spider. Just take scissors and chop up the roach. I'm pretty sure it ain't going to eat...looks really fat.
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    PanzoN88 Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Feeding your tarantula bugs from outside is risky, as they could have been exposed to all sorts of chemicals.

    With roaches, you can always cut it into small pieces. Chopped up mealworm or superworm parts are good for slings as well. Chopped up superworms and mealworms are probably some of the best things you can feed your sling, I've found the pickier species will go for these often.
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    Nunua Well-Known Member 3 Year Member

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    Brachypelma are slow growing and my best example from my small bunch of 12 Ts is my B. auratum.

    I got the sling in 12 June 2018 and so far it has molted twice in my care, in 10 August and 26 October. It's currently still smaller than a nail of my pinky finger, so even if people say that small slings keep molting every month... Nah. Not happening with slow growing species :D

    B. auratum when I got it:
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    B. auratum now with oversized premolt butt. I thought I gave it small enough prey waaaaay back, but it was still a tad too much. Hasn't eaten since.
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    The best way to endure the wait is to get more tarantulas ;)
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