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Old 09-06-2011, 08:32 PM
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Im thinking of getting a sling of these from TSS with my next pay cheque, but im a little worried as i dont want it dropping dead on me with in a couple of weeks, do these guys have any special requirments, what sort of housing do i need to set up, do they like it damper/ dryer are they terrestrial as slings like my little P. regalis?
Also TSS have them up for £65 is the the cheapest they go in general as slings or is there anyone/where else i can get one from?
Any other info will be greatly apreciated thanks
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:40 PM
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I'm gonna get one too but to be honest i'm gonna wait and pay the extra for an adult
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:47 PM
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I'm gonna get one too but to be honest i'm gonna wait and pay the extra for an adult
Do TSS ever have adults in? and how much do they go for?
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1.1 Normal/ Ghost motley corn -Lexington, Brooklyn
3.4 Dwarf Boas various localities - Placebo, Savannah, Salmonella, Delilah, Samson, Sasha, Turbo
3.1 Royal Pythons - Romeo,Ceasar, Thor and tart face
0.1 Coastal carpet - Caliana
0.1 Brazilian Rainbow Boa - Thea
0.1 Kayaudi Reticulated python - Amber
1.0 Sumatran short tail python - Bruce
Too many tarantulas to name everything from a Sandwich to a Fangbanger

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0.1 Great grey owl
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:35 PM
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There is alot of information on the forums about their care if you do some searching. They are much like regalis slings to care for but keep them dryer. I think they will be much the same as any Pokie sling with regards to dropping down dead... mines still alive

A sub adult/adult female will set you back between £250 and £350. A subadult male will be less, probably about £70 - £100. Unsexed will be somewhere between the 2, the speed at which they sell (or not) will indicate if people recon they are male or female from the photo posted up.
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:43 PM
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ok thanks alot, how fast a growers are the slings?
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1.1 Normal/ Ghost motley corn -Lexington, Brooklyn
3.4 Dwarf Boas various localities - Placebo, Savannah, Salmonella, Delilah, Samson, Sasha, Turbo
3.1 Royal Pythons - Romeo,Ceasar, Thor and tart face
0.1 Coastal carpet - Caliana
0.1 Brazilian Rainbow Boa - Thea
0.1 Kayaudi Reticulated python - Amber
1.0 Sumatran short tail python - Bruce
Too many tarantulas to name everything from a Sandwich to a Fangbanger

0.1 Harris Hawk
0.1 Great grey owl
0.1 asian brown wood owl
Ferrets, bantams and various Rodents too
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:20 PM
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A straight reply from me here so dont dont take it the wrong way.

If you dont know how to look after ANY spider, then DONT get it.

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do these guys have any special requirments, what sort of housing do i need to set up, do they like it damper/ dryer are they terrestrial as slings like my little P. regalis?
This is basic information that is out there if you would but look for it, its not hard, its not rocket science, it is BASIC research that is available to everyone if they can be bothered to search for it.

Have ever heard of something called
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A straight reply from me here so dont dont take it the wrong way.

If you dont know how to look after ANY spider, then DONT get it.

This is basic information that is out there if you would but look for it, its not hard, its not rocket science, it is BASIC research that is available to everyone if they can be bothered to search for it.

Have ever heard of something called
Pretty much what my thoughts are. I know you're only asking for help but if you want to get a spider this expensive I'd have thought you'd have really done your research...
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:41 PM
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If you dont know how to look after ANY spider, then DONT get it.
I disagree with this.

Instead of not bothering, you should do research. The whole point of living is to learn.

So i shouldn't of bothered with buying 3 1cm m.balfouri's over a year ago, with NO experience of keeping baboon burrowers previously? I even got told not to bother because at 1cm, there is a high fatality rate. And not to waste £165......Even though everyone was wrong.
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Im thinking of getting a sling of these from TSS with my next pay cheque, but im a little worried as i dont want it dropping dead on me with in a couple of weeks, do these guys have any special requirments, what sort of housing do i need to set up, do they like it damper/ dryer are they terrestrial as slings like my little P. regalis?
Also TSS have them up for £65 is the the cheapest they go in general as slings or is there anyone/where else i can get one from?
Any other info will be greatly apreciated thanks

I treat mine like any other pokie give them around 60-65% humidity and temps around 20-22c I fed mine on bean weevils and now roaches nothing different to anything else... there only blue lol
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:11 AM
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A straight reply from me here so dont dont take it the wrong way.

If you dont know how to look after ANY spider, then DONT get it.

This is basic information that is out there if you would but look for it, its not hard, its not rocket science, it is BASIC research that is available to everyone if they can be bothered to search for it.

Have ever heard of something called
I am doing my research and i have been looking through google, books ect but they all have different bits of info that sometimes contradict the other sources but id rather have advice directly from people like everyone here,

And i can see where your coming from, but id rather go and buy it to get the experience, if i didnt bother getting T's i wasnt sure about or have experience with I wouldnt have any, if i had no intention of learning anything about any of my animals i wouldnt have any.
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1.1 Normal/ Ghost motley corn -Lexington, Brooklyn
3.4 Dwarf Boas various localities - Placebo, Savannah, Salmonella, Delilah, Samson, Sasha, Turbo
3.1 Royal Pythons - Romeo,Ceasar, Thor and tart face
0.1 Coastal carpet - Caliana
0.1 Brazilian Rainbow Boa - Thea
0.1 Kayaudi Reticulated python - Amber
1.0 Sumatran short tail python - Bruce
Too many tarantulas to name everything from a Sandwich to a Fangbanger

0.1 Harris Hawk
0.1 Great grey owl
0.1 asian brown wood owl
Ferrets, bantams and various Rodents too
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