Jumping spider slings begin to eat at age i2, when they leave the nest. They should be fed a diet of Melangoster fruit flies, at least 3 to 5 flies every other day.
At i4 slings can be introduced to their first try at larger prey. Hydei fruit flies are a little bit larger than Melangoster and are a great first step. Next, the smallest of mealworm larvae and pinhead crickets can be introduced along with fly spikes and small roaches. Be sure not to offer too large or too intimidating of prey when beginning to introduce your jumping spider to new feeder insects.
Jumping Spiders love to suck down the nectar from fruits like watermelon, strawberries, grapes & mangoes. The sugar is a sweet treat and will give your jumper a little boost of energy. This is a great snack for post molt and senior & dehydrated spoods.
Our fruit flies cultured in condiment bottles have changed the game for fruit fly feeding. If you're adopting a sling from us, these are a must have and are a part of our Sling Starter Packs.