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Check My GBB Cage?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Enclosures' started by Tortoise Tom, May 30, 2018.

  1. Tortoise Tom

    Tortoise Tom Well-Known Member

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    Got a new 3" GBB coming tomorrow from Casey. I've forgotten how enjoyable it is setting up these little cages. Want to make sure I've got it right, so I thought I'd post pics ahead of time. Substrate is coco coir, and it is still just a little damp, but I'll set it out in the sun all day tomorrow before the spider arrives in the afternoon and it will be dry by the time the GBB gets here. My climate is very dry, so things dry out quickly when left outside.

    The cage is a 5 gallon with a locking screen top. I made a little cave with a piece of cork there. Looks nice now, but I'm sure it will be covered in web soon.

    Please tell me what to add or remove, or what to change.
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    I took this pic from the side and then changed the water dish. The orange cap is from a Gatorade bottle for size reference.
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    Metalman2004 Well-Known Member

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    Only thing I’d do is add a few more plants or other anchor points for it to web around.

    Eventually you may want to look into replacing the screen top with acrylic as well. For most terrestrials I’d tecommend fixing this immediately, but GBBs are a little better at climbing than most.

    GBBs are one of my favorites. You’re gauranteed to enjoy it!
  3. Arachnoclown

    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member Premium Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Just more plants or a couple long sticks leaning up ...looks great!
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  4. Arachnoclown

    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member Premium Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    20180531_072116.jpg As you can see they web up everything...:D
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    YOU HAVE A CACTUS IN YOUR HUSBANDRY?! Can't believe I never noticed it

    So ingenious... they do just fine for long periods without water and exist in desert areas! I gave 2 cacti to my girlfriend and a couple of succulents just cuz. I'm totally doing this when my GBB get's bigger!!!!!!

    Awesome!! :):D
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  6. Tortoise Tom

    Tortoise Tom Well-Known Member

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    Made the suggested changes and she's arrived:
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    Dave Jay Well-Known Member

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    It all looks great to me! :)
  8. Arachnoclown

    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member Premium Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Perfect....she will love that!!!