Discussion in 'Off Topic Chit Chat' started by Innova, Feb 11, 2017.
Lol I think the better question is what is right about this video. From the handling to the sponge recommendation to no hide in the enclosure he took the aphonopelma out of, which I believe was sitting on sand. Holy moses this video should just be taken down. The only thing he got right was saying he doesn't want anyone to get bit.
Oh he has made 14 vids about this, giving beginners wrong information. You likely will end up with a dead tarantula taking this guys advice.
Sand has been a common substrate for G. rosea for a long time. I guess they think that if htey come form the atacama desert they should live on sand? The enclosures look like temp enclosures to me, probably something he just setup to make the video. But handling an Avic as a suggestion? lol good thing i didn't watch his vids when i started the hobby. no way would I have been ready to have an Avic escape
And yes, lets put a bacteria breeding ground in the water dish....
My first guess would be... Alot.
Lol I had a diversipes do two laps around the bath tub today, so yes, you should hold all the avics because they're not pokies and I think if my species had evolved for millennia in the Sahara I'd still prefer coco fiber lol
@kormath and yeah...have sponges for all of your bacterial needs. Where else would a spider get sick?
It's like walking through a store and looking at labels on the back of products. Almost everything you pick up has a warning that it causes cancer in California. how did Californians become so weak?
Oh jeeze, is the any way to report it as inaccurate information that may put animals at risk?
Oh, we don't wanna give them a bowl of water for them to "highly unlikely" drown in if it's of proportionate size to the tarantula BUT we can put a sponge soaked in water in there and hope it doesn't mold, mildew, or cause the tarantula to become sick from any bacteria that WILL be held in it. Lmao. Sand is cool for a desert species. I've seen quite a few folks use it. The Aphonopelma sp. should have at least 4-6" of sand or some type of substrate to burrow in along with a hide and "water dish filled with water". Tarantulas can bite. Any species. Docile ones, mean ones, hairy ones, fat ones, gravid ones, males, females, etc. Very unwise to play with 2 different species at the same time. If you do choose to handle your tarantula, make sure it's very low to the floor and there's a soft cushiony surface under it or just don't hold it at all. Hmmm......I think that about covers it for now....(for now).
True, the guy's a doucher, but the sand is bad club needs to calm down. I've chased tarantulas through a desert before...yes, they live in it. No, pure sand is not proper. Most desert isn't pure sand..its sand on top of dirt on top of clay and rock..in my humble experiences digging in it..only beaches are sandy, and the middle of great deserts. Sand is not wrong for a dry species..pure sand would be. My Brachypelma and Grammastola will be moved to a sand/clay/dirt mixture for their final enclosures. Because it's fun, and more natural for them. I only wish I could grow scrub bushes in their enclosures Also, all spiders like rocks. Just sayin.
Why would you give a T a sponge? They cant do dishes..
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Agreed. I have a bag of sand i'll be mixing with top soil and peat for my rosea's final enclosure when it get's that size in a decade or so Scrub will grow in that, just need to water it once a week or so.
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