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Cool houses for arboreal species?

Discussion in 'General Tarantula Discussion' started by Adrock, Jul 11, 2018 at 11:27 AM.

  1. Adrock

    Adrock New Member

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    5 months after getting my first tarantula (B.Smithi, about a year old; "Rogue") I had to get another one! So two weeks ago I came home with a SunTiger sling (Psalmopoeus irminia; "Furiosa"), only 2 months old! I love my Red Knee to death but like I had been warned, once I got one T, it wouldnt be long until I wanted another. Furiosa is awesome! So different from Rogue; digging holes and making webs. Very active and a very ferocious eater!
    Just one question for everyone: What will be the best home for my SunTiger? I've read enough about and feel comfortable with substrate, water, places to climb etc. But I see some amazing houses that look like they have amazing ventilation near the top. I can't figure out what or where to buy these "tanks". It will be a while until I actually need to rehouse Furiosa, but Can anyone help me out with where to get these awesome looking T houses? Thanks!
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    Tortoise Tom Well-Known Member

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    I started my little P. irminia in one of those little "dram vials" but I didn't like it mainly because I couldn't see into it very clearly:
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    When the spider is already so tiny, I at least need a clear view into the enclosure. I moved mine into these little AMAC boxes:
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    I like these much better. I ordered three different sizes, and I'll move them to a bigger one when the time comes. He's molted twice already, so I bigger one will be needed sooner than I thought.
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    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Suntigers are one of my favorite tarantulas. They love to burrow and make dirt curtains just like Poecilotheria. I've always gave them a cork slab leaned to one side of the enclosure and they will build their home. They are extremely fast...they seam to teleport at times. I keep them in a larger enclosure then most slings because they are really aggressive hunters. Here's a couple videos where you can see the different enclosures I've used. The first video is a rehoused into a adult enclosure. The second video is one years growth from small sling to over 4".

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