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H. Mac

Discussion in 'Tarantula Enclosures' started by IamKrush, Aug 22, 2017.

  1. IamKrush

    IamKrush Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    hello to those of you keeping H.macs. What kind of enclouser do you use? Arboreal or terrestrial . Ive seen them kept in both. What do you prefer?
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    voldemort New Member

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    I keep mine in an acrylic 8x8x14 enclosure from Jamie's (arboreal setup). She hangs out near the top when she's out and about but she's in her webbed-up back corner the rest of the time. She even molted back there, diagonally, against the side of the enclosure. I rarely see her on the ground so I prefer the arboreal setup.
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    IamKrush Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Iteresting. How big is yours? Mine is currently very small. Maybe a1/4 inch i have it set up as arboral it does both for me. It willl hang out on top. But Retreat to the bottom if startled .
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    I keep mine in an arboreal terrarium but rarely see it out and about, it spends most of its time at ground level.
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    IamKrush Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Thats how mine is as well
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    About 5" DLS I think. Mine is out a lot and not as reclusive as ones I've read or heard about. I got her at around 4-4.5". You have pics?
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    IamKrush Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    If i could get anyone. Its still a very small sling that hides alot lol
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    As a sling they like to burrow so I used an old tub. Never saw her for first year then as she started showing signs of climbing I moved her into an arboreal house with a hollow Egyptian bust. Now she has buried herself at the bottom.... I know she alive as she squirts her poo at the windows
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    Heteroscodra are arboreal. I've never heard of them being kept as terrestrials like Brachypelma or something.
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    IamKrush Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    What species is something? Sounds interesting
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    IamKrush Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I have mine in a arboral set up. But its just stays under its cork bark. Ive only seen it behaving as a arboral once. But then again its only around .5"
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    Very funny.

    Id still like to see some of these terrestrial set ups.
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    At that size many arboreal slings will burrow. I tend to give them a little less substrate as they grow in the hope of encouraging the to move upwards.
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    Maybe they mean more sub then one would normally use for an arboral? I am useing a bit more for now since it stays under ground all the time. Hopefully that will change once it hits a inch
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    I didnt even read that until after I posted lol
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    They are arboreal. But as slings they like to burrow. They come out to explore as juveniles. My stromatopelma calceatum is the same.
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    Mine didn't come out until she was at least 3 inches.....
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    Sounds about right for them to be more arboreal. I would love to measure mine But I never see her
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    Mine isnt even a inch yet but I'm sure it will get there in no time since they grow fast
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    Mine is a guess since I have seen it once when it was acting arboral for that one day
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