Sling means Spiderling... It is a baby spider..
This is such a Noob question, but what is a sling? I have searched for the definition in search engines and read through posts that looked like there might be a definition, but I cant find it anywhere. I thought it was like an eggsack? maybe freshly hatched ? Well anyway just a real quick answer would be appreciated. It has to be a "everybody but me knows but me" question because every sales site mentions it like everybody obviously knows the answer
Thanks for the help.
Sorry I'm just gonna use this noob-thread to throw in another noob question in the same category.
I know what sling means, so what does juvenile mean?
In my interpretation, the sling stage (actually, spiderling is the full name and I think it sounds better) begins when the spider emerges from the eggsack. This usually means you have 2nd instars, 3rd instars in a few species.
Juveniles are basically young spiders that aren't mature yet and are smaller than the mature (adult) spiders. I guess you could call a spider juvenile at 2nd(/3rd) instar if you wanted to, but most people usually start to use the term juvenile after a spiderling molted a few times.
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Personally, anything under 2" is a sling and anything from 2" until it matures or is an adult size is a juvie.
Except dwarf species, of course
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Alright. Thanks for telling
another noob question, what is bolus?
i was googling this very thing this morning...so weird!!
Slings -> Juvenile -> Sub-adult -> Adult
We refer to our T's as juvies when they start showing their adult colors.
-Mackenzie and Cassandra
Generally, the terms sub-adult and juvie are synonomous. For an average sized T that will attain a diagonal leg span (or DLS) of about 5-7", I'd agree with Jairi and say that under 2" is a sling, 2-4" is a juvie / sub-adult, and anything over 4" is an adult.
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