mines outgrown his/her lunchbox, started out as a 1-2cm sling and now its about 4" – figures i should see what would be a good permanent home for it 😛
i would actually highly recommend these as a beginner "SLING"why?hardy, great eaters, dont need too much attention you can be pretty lazy with watering/feeding, they look awesome, when i was really new to t's i got a bunch of slings, below is how that went..feeding it once per week a meal the same size as it you can expect a juvi/sub adult in just 1 year 🙂 (this was the case with mine i feed em slow so they live long lives)(i lost an, avic avic/avic versicolor/3x p metalica (2 doa, one past away in the juvi stage)Green bottle blue still stands ;]
Brighter the blue, the better. 💙🕷💙
Was wondering how would they react to room Temps of 80f and sometimes hits 90f during summer? I'm Going to get one as my first pet.
I love my GBB. Had it since a 1/2" sling.
I got a sling today from an expo and they put it on moist substrate. Do I need to get a different setup with dry sub set up and rehouse already?
LOVE love love your videos, Tom, keep them up, and thanks! I've got three slings of these, this video is really helpful!
my 1" sling LOVES climbing. Almost constantly is sitting ontop of his leaves or sitting on the hammock he made in the corner of the terrarium.
@tom moranI got mine (a 1" specimen) and put it in the beginner kit enclosure from FNT. All it did was immediately web up the fake leaf and sit there, not really moving a lot. Maybe changing orientation. Refuses food. I'm concerned, should I do something, and if so what? Its in the 3" cube enclosure. I do have larger enclosure from Jamies but that seems too big.
I just got a mystery box with one of these as well. So excited!
Tom, Arachnid Addictive is no longer. The one partner stated a new one Tarantula Legion.
I can't wait to get GBB!
How long is their premolt phase? my adult female hasn't eaten in about a month. im not worried, just curious:)
Awesome video . Great information . Thanks .
I put fake leafs in mine and she actually webbed the leafs that were 4 inches off the ground. Idk how she got up there but she did.
My GBB is great…Had it out for over 2 hours now and wont leave the palm of my hand…..I have only got Ts from FearNot Tarantulas and Addictive Arachnids…Both places are great to deal wih…..
Awesome spider, even better shirt.
Im quiet concern right now, because i rehouse my newly molted sling, like 2 days ago to its new enclosure and the sub is quiet moist because it is wet when it arrived to me.. im planning to dry it out even the sling is already there..is it fine?
Finally got one for my b day yesterday. Got it for $45, 1/2" sling from a guy in Warren OH. I also got 2 obt slings and 2 Mexican red knee slings.He gave me a baby Asian forest scorpion free and an LP sling cause it was my b day. The Gbb slings are beautiful.
How do you measure? Head to tail, or legspan, or what?
Tom do you think do a vedio on a Brazilian Black
sick cannibal corpse t-shirt
I absolutely love this spider! I never even new about this species until I discovered the hobby. Then the fact that it webs up it's enclosure is so DOPE! Can't wait to get one! 😎
Is the first T shown in your opening montage a Harpactira pulchripes ?
I have my 1 yr old female in a 3 gal bugarium myself, I out her in there as a sling and she is perfectly happy and pretty much full grown because for the first time in months she is going to molt again and I believe this will be her mature molt and she will be ready for breeding. Funny enough my friends male just matured as well, but knowing gbbs her molting will take forever 😐
I'm ordering a sling from fear not tarantulas this Friday. I'm excited to watch the changes in colors as it grows. Thanks for the husbandry video.
Green bottle blue
Really helpful. Picking up my first tarantula off of Fear Not. Excited for my GBB
So semi-arboreal means than an exoterra cube would be perfect right?
How about a husbandry video for Aphonopelma seemani I just picked up one for my first T and I’d love to have your take on them
Thanks for such an awesome video. I wish your video was further up. I was gifted a GBB Sling as my very first tarantula and all the care information I saw said to keep it damp for slings, while others were telling me dry. You are the only one that actually explained the difference and why they should be kept dry. Wonderful video, I have subscribed.
Fuckin awesome shirt btw
Trying to buy a female GBB as my first T, Hoping I will get an answer later today 🙂 it’s a little weird how the store does its business but I understand though that it is hard work with the T’s…. just one question What is the best enclosure for a 1.5cm sling?
Update: I bought her!!!! Woohoo shipping on Monday 👍🏻👏🏻 well I did some research, the small capsule that she will arrive in I’ll add some substrate… and buy several containers ( to already have as she grows into them ) Apparently the store I ordered online from already sexed the small half inch C. Cyaneopubescens
1. Caribena2. Chromatopelma3. G. Pulchra and Pamphobeteus antinous4. A. Minatrix🙂 Greets from Poland
I’m thinking of getting a GBB from Arachnophiliacs if I have that right there in Surrey Canada. With critter keepers do you add holes on the 2 sides of the critter keeper? I bought the tarantula keepers guide to get to know tarantulas more
Is it normal for these guys to sit in the side of their enclosure? The Sling is sitting on its web mat but it’s sort of on the side. I’m debating on decreasing the substrate to give it a bit more height and I’m wondering if my substrate is too wet.
I have 2 Questions: I have raised an Aphonopelma Seemanni and a Grammostola Rosea in the past, both male's died of old age after several years in my care. I have not owned a T since, about 10 years, I am wanting to start my collection again. I was going to start with 4 slings 2 Caribena Versicolor and 2 Chromatopelma Cyaneopubescens. I have watched your care videos for both species and believe I can successfully raise them.
All that to say my questions:
Where do you recommend buying slings?
For food I would like to raise a colony of Turkestan Roaches, do you have a place you would recommend getting a starter colony from?
Thank you for your help!
i'm going to be getting my first gbb next month and i'm SO excited. thanks for making this video!!!
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