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Looking to get a sling Brachypelma albopilosum?

Discussion in 'General Tarantula Discussion' started by Goshawk, Mar 31, 2019.

  1. Goshawk

    Goshawk New Member

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    I recently started getting into growing slings and was wondering if a curly hair Brachypelma Albopilosum would be easy to maintain as a sling.
    I know they are docile but I was just wondering about the sling stage.
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    Nunua Well-Known Member 3 Year Member

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    This little fellow (B. albopilosum Honduran) has give me no problems at all. Grows slow and may have long-ish premolt / fasting periods, but easy to keep - Just dry substrate and overflowing the water dish every now and then.
    I guess the most difficult with this one has been rehousing as this little bugger can be such a pet rock and just sit still until getting annoyed :p

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  3. PanzoN88

    PanzoN88 Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Most if not all slings regardless of species can and will be skittish. B. albopilosum are one of the easiest to raise up from slings. My first tarantula was a B. albopilosum that I bought as a sling. Care really doesn't change all that much if at all.
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  4. Enn49

    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member Premium Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    As slings they burrow but if you're lucky they will open a window at the side of their container so that you can watch their constant digging, they're just little bulldozers. I've had 5 in all and still have 1 of the original 3, a new sling and a grown on juvi Nicaraguan.
    If you can get a Nicaraguan (true form) they are more hairy than the Honduran (hobby form).
    They are adorable Ts at all stages and one of the easiest to raise from tiny slings.
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    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member Premium Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    All attitudes very. I've had nice, easy going slings and pure maniacs. I've got some very sweet adult females that were skittish when they were young. I also currently have a Male sub adult that will bite you if you give it a chance. ;)
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  6. Nunua

    Nunua Well-Known Member 3 Year Member

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    So.. Are you saying that every tarantula, no matter age / species / gender, is an individual animal. Heresy! :eek:
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member Premium Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Basically yes. My 1st 3 curlies were completely different to each other although roughly the same ages.. The calmest from the start was a male and the shyest also male but the one in between was female
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    Markmel77 New Member

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    Where did you get the container from please
  10. Nunua

    Nunua Well-Known Member 3 Year Member

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    It's a container in which my local pet shop (in Finland) sells meal worms, so I had few extra boxes at home.
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    Whitelightning777 Well-Known Member Premium Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Yes, they are indeed individuals. My 3 B sabolsum slings all have totally different personalities.
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    Chingz Active Member

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    My Albo is an actual pet rock. I can actually grab her with my hand from on top. And never has shown me a pose/kick hair.
    She doesn't move much even when I poke the legs. Walk really slow and lazy.
    I like to bring her to expos or gathering because she is very gentle and chill.
    Anyway, I put my albo in a lil bit humid set. The cocopeat is always dark brown as she like to flip the waterdish whenever I put/refill the cup. After I wet the cocopeat she doesn't threw her cup anymore. So yeah....
    This one is always a welcome sp.
    So cute and sweet whenever I met one in expos...

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