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Amac Air Hole by Melting Question

CieloAngel

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New Orleans
Backstory: Hello. I am new to the forum and still under a year old (barely) as a tarantula/JS keeper. At first I hated the Amac style boxes because of the weird line in the middle of the view, but after talking to a JS breeder at my recent HERPs show, began to see their beauty, especially for top dwelling web spinners. I bought two $40 enclosures from him (decorated of course), and decided to move my other jumpers into them. I ordered one from Josh's Frogs for ~$20, but it came in super dirty and cracked. I saw you could buy the AMAC's from the Container Store for around $5, so I bought some from there.

Current Issue: I used a soldering iron to melt holes into these AMAC boxes, but the holes are very rough. I was using cuticle clippers to try and clip off all of the sharp parts, but that ended up scratching up the areas around it. It is still decent, but is there some kind of trick or way to get smoother holes? I know I could conceivably drill smoother holes, but that would involve purchasing the correct drill bits and all, and melting seems pretty easy.

Thank you!
 

Tarantulafeets

Well-Known Member
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Socal
You can try using a file or sandpaper to grind it down, but I think Jamies Tarantulas sells them with a vent style for ventilation.
 

CieloAngel

New Member
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4
Location
New Orleans
I just checked out Jamie's enclosures. I don't see anything I really love there, especially of the same size of AMAC boxes I got. Thank you though for pointing them out. There are some interesting other enclosures there I may consider for my T's.
 

liquidfluidity

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Location
USA
I drill all of my own Amacs. Painters tape, mark it out, drill bit size according to spood size, and drill slowly. Use a sharp/new bit.

These are a pair that I did for P. regalis slings
 

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