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Nhandu chromatus sling

octanejunkie

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Got a pair of Nhandus from Casey via USPS today and I could not be happier!

A 4-5" juvenile N. coloratovillosus, in a 4.5" 8oz deli cup and a 1/4" N. chromatus sling in a 5 dram vial. Both animals "walked" out of their shipping containers no worse for wear.

Thanks so much for my first two of this genus and two great additions to my collection!
 

octanejunkie

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I always wanted N. chromatus and this week I was surprised by a "pay it forward" gift from @Casey K. - a box of spiders including a 1/4" N. chromatus sling!

I have it in a dram vial, just like our tiny LP sling, with a starter burrow and some moss.

Can't wait for it to grow into the beauty it will one day be
Thanks @Casey K. !

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Casey K.

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@Enn49 would you mind moving this and the other one titled N. coloratovillosus to my review thread, please? Thank you, ma'am!
 

octanejunkie

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Found N. chromatus out of the burrow for the first time since it arrived.

I watered the moss and fed it a freshly hatched, crippled B. lat pinhead.

Took the sling a few moments to find the roach. The sling touched the roach and the roach froze. They both sat there for a moment and as soon as the roach twiched the sling attacked it, hard, then dragged it into its burrow.
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So proud lol coz the roach looks so big in the second pic but the sling was fearless!
 
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octanejunkie

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Fed our baby Nhandu today after watering yesterday

Crippled roach nymph stumbled into the Ts burrow but the sling dove in, dragged it out and is now munching on it
 
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