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I got this because it was 50% off, but now I’m not sure what I should put in it. It is 30w x 16L x 18h. I’m using similar front opening enclosures for some of my arboreal Ts, but this is more horizontal than vertical. (I know I need to replace the screen top.) Is it an issue to keep the substrate higher in the back and sloped toward the front doors? Any tips on how to do it? I have a communal of 5 M. balfouri that could potentially go in there once they get bigger. Also have some other terrestrials, but seems pretty big for one T. What would you do with it and how would you set it up?
Love these videos, seems like a trait of the Brachypelma as our red knee did the same thing and now the fireleg is digging too. I’m a little concerned about a collapse, if the community can offer some insight on what to do if she buries herself??? Anyways, enjoy the video, she’s like an 8 legged dump truck, so cool!
I've had this little, uh Person for a while and idk what exactly it is
I keep coming up blank I want a name that’s bright because I want to get a logo made to go with it.
I’ve not owned a T before, and I’m going to an invert fare at the end of July and wondering about possibly buying and bringing home my first one.
My question is, is it possible to start with an old world? It’s not that I have some urge to own a particularly venemous spider or anything, it’s just that I have cats and dogs living here, and I would far rather do all care with them out of the room and have the major risk be me being bitten, than risk there being hairs floating about after I’m done with misting or a re-house that could hurt their little mammalian bodies. Where I currently keep my inverts is in their own enclosures on a bookshelf well out of cat/dog reach, and then I have a clear plastic front that slides over the shelf so that there is also no risk of the cats jumping up there, if they somehow got it in their head to try. As such, it’s fairly escape proof, but as I say, I worry a lot more about hairs from a new world affecting the other, non-human residents, especially after a re-house.
If it’s just a dumb idea to even consider starting with an old world then I’ll think again, but it seemed like a question worth asking.
I have wanted a T for over 20 years since I was a child. After months of research, watching species and keeping videos and reading articles, I pulled the trigger and bought a GBB juvenile (F) as my first T (my absolute favorite species).
I have heard so many conflicting reports and information on substrate though. I eventually decided that straight Reptisoil or Eco Earth would be appropriate for her enclosure. Although the species is from a dry habitat, I have heard that they don't always do well in a very dry environment, hence a standard substrate for both a bit of moisture and some cushioning in the event of a small fall.
For those of you with GBBs, what is your preferred soil for your spood? Do you believe that either of those options would be appropriate? I could also mix in some coco fibre if needed for those two options.
I also note that I reserved her from a reputable breeder/business and will pick her up at a coming expo in 3 weeks. I am currently setting up her area/enclosure and getting everything ready so it's perfect for her when she comes home and just want to be sure on substrate issue.
Thanks in advance for any help. I am probably I over thinking it as this is my first baby, but if rather be over prepared than the alternative!
I know this typically means there’s a substrate issue.
I rehoused My Chilobrachys dyscolus and Chilobrachys at the same time into two identical tanks. Their humidity and temp requirements are about the same. My Vietnam blue bolted straight into her pre-made burrow. She’s already created a little Web funnel in it.
My electric blue on the other hand, is climbing the glass. I know this is definitely not what a Chilobrachys should be doing…
I’m guessing I made his substrate too wet. Even though My vietnam blue tolerated it, The electric blue is not having it.. I can’t dry the substrate bc if I open the lid he will 100% bolt.
Phobia, my first tarantula (Hapalopus sp. “Colombia “) showing off some of her speed to catch a cricket! 🦗
I just noticed a small patch of mold. I overflow my water dish every 1-2 weeks and I don’t think I’m over watering…
My B Hamorii has been out and about it it’s enclosure for the first time since I got it in Nov so I really don’t want to disturb it but I need to take care of this!
What is the least invasive way to take care of the mold?
I feed you lil fucker and this is how you thank me
It’s a p. Sp mascara can anyone tell me what gender?
I've got a Mexican Red Rump, and she's always near her water dish.
She goes into the actual bowl. Almost as if she's swimming. I've been recently putting water in her dish through a syringe through the air holes so I don't disturb her. And I wanted to see how she'd react if I made the lid have little droplets on, like rain. And I mistakenly hit her with a bunch of water, I didn't know it would have hit her. And I'm scared I hurt her.
I also wonder if she likes water or not? If she'd afraid of it or like?. I'm just wondering.