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C. Versicolor sling feeding

Tarantulex

New Member
Hi everyone about a month ago I got a c versicolor sling. It is probably 1/4-1/2 an inch. My issue is it won't eat anything besides flightless fruit flies which I've come to learn have very poor nutritional value. I've tried dubia legs, dubia nymphs, pieces of mealworm, a small live mealworm with its head crushed. I don't have access to crickets/pinheads due to covid shortage near me. I try to offer it food about every week- sometimes twice a week when I first received it but it has only eaten fruit flies in my care twice- it ate about two at a time. Whenever I offer it food besides fruit flies it literally walks over the food and ignores it so I will remove it the following day- but with the fruit flies my T will eat immediately when it touches it with his little feet.
I want to provide the best care for this little guy- his butt seems so small! I'll try to upload a photo later. This is my first arboreal T- let alone arboreal sling. Should I continue to feed it the only thing it will eat? Should I maybe wait longer between feedings? Any other tips?
 

Rs50matt

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If your ok getting fruit flies and it’s eating them then I would continue with that. We have an Avic Avic sling which is similar. It’s around 1/4” and it does not eat at all. Sometimes it’ll react and pounce on food but still not eat it.
 

Tarantulex

New Member
If your ok getting fruit flies and it’s eating them then I would continue with that. We have an Avic Avic sling which is similar. It’s around 1/4” and it does not eat at all. Sometimes it’ll react and pounce on food but still not eat it.
Thanks so much for your feedback! After I had done some research I was under the impression flightless fruitflies were bad to feed but if that's all it'll eat for now I will take it!
 
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