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Discussion in 'Tarantula Enclosures' started by kirihime, Jun 29, 2017.

  1. kirihime

    kirihime New Member

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    Hello! I recently got my first T and so since I'm new to the hobby had a question as to when i can change her enclosure. She's a 2nd instar that I got a couple weeks ago and is still in the 2oz deli cup she came with but it seems really small. Tips?
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    kormath Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    The rule of thumb i use is to upgrade when their leg span is half the width of their current home. then upgrade them into an enclosure at least twice their leg span to give them room to grow. Rehousing causes tons of stress, the less you have to rehouse them the better.
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    If the new enclosure is twice their leg span, then their leg span will already be half the width... something is confusing about the math here...
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    IamKrush Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    You are welcome to use a larger container but its much easier to lose a small sling that way and since you are new its better to use smaller ones to have more control and make it easier to find.
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    kirihime New Member

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    Thank you! I was confused because my friend (also new to the hobby) got an antilles pinktoe and he came in a much larger tupperware. Is it a terrestrial vs. arboreal sort of thing?
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    IamKrush Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Well arboreals need more height then floor space.
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    kirihime New Member

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    it's longer than it is tall
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    IamKrush Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Your friend should use a enclouser thats taller then longer.imo.
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    kirihime New Member

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    It's still pretty tall compared to his size. and so the takeaway regarding the GBB is that the smaller cup is so that I don't lose her but it wouldn't hurt to upgrade her provided I still maintain temp and humidity requirements correct?
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    IamKrush Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    yes. It will be ok in the deli but if you want to have it in something a bit more aesthetically pleasing. You can do what I did which was a 4"square x5"tall amac box. You can get them permade from jamiestarantulas.com which some people find a bit pricey or find one and make if yourself which is cheaper to do.went the jamies route since i was new to Ts and felt having something made already would be easier.
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    kirihime New Member

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    I'll check them out. thanks!
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    No problem.
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    kormath Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    i'd go with amac boxes, then drill or melt your own vent holes in them. Much cheaper, plus i don't like the positon of that large vent on any of Jaime's enclosures.
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