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Discussion in 'Tarantula Enclosures' started by SpoodLover, May 10, 2018.

  1. SpoodLover

    SpoodLover Member

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    I got two G.Pulchra slings today and have no enclosures! I wasn't expecting them for another week. What can I keep them in until I can make it to the store? They are about .25 inches. Also, what can i feed them?? The only sling I have had is a G. Rosea, and she was about 1 inch when I got her. Any advice on enclosures, feeding, humidity, temps, etc is welcome!! Thank you.
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    Kymura Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Any small covered cup or container you can put air holes into, (melt poke or drill if you have a drill bit small enough,)
    doesn't have to be fancy, that's for us anyway not them. Condiment cup from a local restaurant works well,
    I always keep a few on hand for emergency's . for food, offer prekilled for now, a cricket leg, part of a meal worm,
    they are opportunistic and they'll eat it provided they can find it, so don't over-house them. Keep it small enough for them to feel secure and find their food.
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    sdsnybny Well-Known Member

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    You must have a dollar store near you? thay will have bunches of really cheap enclosure ideas. I bought these 2oz containers 10/$1 to house my slings. they are easy to ventilate with a push pin.
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    Kymura Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I've used them as well, just don't like the solid colored tops, but they WORK!!
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    I work at a school and I found some nice little deli cups with lids! I keep my house fairly cold, should I try to keep them warmer? They're soooo tiny! And how moist should the substrate be? There's so much conflicting advice out there o_Oo_Oo_O:T:
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Deli's are perfect. Keep them on dry substrate but if you can't fit a water bowl in just trickle a bit of water down the side every 2-3 days.
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