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Discussion in 'Grammostola' started by JustinB_97, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. JustinB_97

    JustinB_97 New Member

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    Okay so I got a tarantula from the pet store, and I beleive she is a G.Rosea and not sure if male or female, it looks like she's about 3-4 inches. I'm also not sure if I have her enclosure set up right, any help would amazing ^_^

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    Yup, that looks to be a G. rosea! There's no way to tell the sex until she molts, but you could try to get some ventral shots and people here could guess. The enclosure looks like it's set up nicely. This species likes it to be dry, so don't add any moisture to the substrate but keep the waterdish full at all times.

    I'm assuming this is your first tarantula?
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    Haha yeah, I think we probably should've added more sand than potting soil, she doesn't really like it all, she'll walk around the edges until she gets to her hide, she's been kinda active lately, she was in the same spot all day and only moved to change a position and then returned to being a rock :p I cleaned her cage out and she started being very active after awhile. She seems kinda bi polar :p 1465439730050-565192161.jpg

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    Hey there and welcome to the hobby and boards! Sorry I didn't answer you sooner. I would recommend adding some more substrate so that your enclosure is about half way full. Also, keep it dry. They will climb or sit on their hides if the substrate is damp. The soil is better than the sand, actually. I would just add a bit more of that. Otherwise it looks very nice! That pic would be great if you could shine a little more light on it. From what I see there, I would guess female.
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    If she's avoiding the substrate it most likely means it's too moist. They like substrate bone dry. Mine will climb the wall and wait for water drops from filling the water dish to dry out before she'll go back down to the substrate. I agree with the others, add more substrate, The less distance they have to fall if they climb the better.
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    I took away some of the shadows and lightened up your photo a bit. @Thistles.
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    @VanessaS is a wizard! It does look female to me.
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