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Dwarfs for 8” cube?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Enclosures' started by Sage Exotics, Jun 30, 2018.

  1. Sage Exotics

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    I’d like another T, but the only space left in my room is a shelf that could hold 3 8x8x8” Exo Terras, but I’m not sure what could live in there. I’m thinking dwarfs, 3” DLS or under. New world only, any old world gets an immediate no from my mom. I’m open to any little critter, mantis, millepede, scorpion, anything. Thanks!
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    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Phrixotrichus scrofa 20180512_184604.jpg
    "Chilean copper" they only get 4" but are still considered a dwarf by some. I have her in a 8x8x8 and she loves it...I think. Never mind the threat posture...I rehoused her on this day and she wasn't happy. Took her out of her home she had since a sling. She's over it now.;) She's never been aggresive or skittish. She let's me do my business and just sits there. She's a great little lady.
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    Here's another photo of her... 20180508_174843.jpg
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    A few NW dwarf Ts none off which grow to more than 2.5".
    Kochiana brunnipes
    Ami sp Panama
    Dolichothele exilis
    Catumiri argentinense
    Metriopelma sp. Aragua
    Holothele sanguiniceps
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    Davus pentaloris
    Euathlus sp tiger
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    Davus pentaloris can reach 4", mine is almost that now.
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    Yeah but still, I tend to look at 4" spiders as dwarves. Too many SA sp. in my collection I guess..:p
    I've got a male and female at 2". Gorgeous and fast little farts, and they come out of their holes all the time.
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    Woo! That’s a lot of Ts to look at! The P. Scrofa is neat but I really want an itty bitty. Thank you all! I’m sure I’ll find something in this heap of spiders! :)
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    To be correct a dwarf is max of 2" dls.
    My big girl is almost 4" and sits in the open all the time now but the little one, just over 1", can be very fast to hide when disturbed. You're right though they are gorgeous.
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    Hapalopus sp. Columbia (pumpkin patch tarantula) is a very cute T, though not suggested, I think I’ll get one. I think I’ll also get a kochiana brunnipes. I might get a mantis or millipede for the other one. Thank you all!
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    I wouldn't use that enclosure for a pumpkin patch.... obviously you don't know about their speed. Probably one of the fastest Ts in the hobby. They will bolt out of that enclosure every time. I've got 12...wouldn't lie to you. You need something deep and access from the top only. As soon as you open that door they are gone...no joke.
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    @Sage Exotics I would hook you up with one but I see your not in the U.S.
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    Really? Aww, they’re so cute. I guess I’ll just find another dwarf. Maybe I’ll get a millepede, mantis, or scorpion for the other...
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