Raising small Mexican red knee spiderling

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Raising small Mexican red knee spiderling

Post by Fred Lindema » Fri, 06 Mar 1998 04:00:00



--
Fred Lindeman

I purchased a small Mexican red knee spiderling a couple of months ago.  It
was
about 3/8 inch in diameter when I got it and has grown to maybe 3/4 inch
now.  I have
tried to feed it small crickets, but it hasn't eaten as of yet.  I've heard
that this is not
unusual, and that it is very important to keep water available. It has been
hard to find
crickets small enough to put in front of him.  Does anyone have any
comments?

Thanks,

Fred

 
 
 

Raising small Mexican red knee spiderling

Post by hooi.. » Fri, 06 Mar 1998 04:00:00


Hi Fred,

I feed my spiderlings freshly killed crickets. I just crush the head
of the cricket. The size of the cricket doesn't matter in this case.
This way their will be no risk that a cricket will eat your
spiderling.
My H.hercules spiderlings love it.

Regards,
Alex



Quote:

>--
>Fred Lindeman

>I purchased a small Mexican red knee spiderling a couple of months ago.  It
>was
>about 3/8 inch in diameter when I got it and has grown to maybe 3/4 inch
>now.  I have
>tried to feed it small crickets, but it hasn't eaten as of yet.  I've heard
>that this is not
>unusual, and that it is very important to keep water available. It has been
>hard to find
>crickets small enough to put in front of him.  Does anyone have any
>comments?

>Thanks,

>Fred

 
 
 

Raising small Mexican red knee spiderling

Post by Scott Nichols » Sat, 07 Mar 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>I purchased a small Mexican red knee spiderling a couple of months ago.  It
>was
>about 3/8 inch in diameter when I got it and has grown to maybe 3/4 inch
>now.  I have
>tried to feed it small crickets, but it hasn't eaten as of yet.  I've heard
>that this is not
>unusual, and that it is very important to keep water available. It has been
>hard to find
>crickets small enough to put in front of him.  Does anyone have any
>comments?

Are you saying it hasn't ate since you acquired it. And its still growing?
Maybe its approaching a moult. Just have to wait then.

Scott