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M. balfouri Enclosures

MajinBuuSama

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Hey friends! Around the 28th of this month I have a friend That will make to me a custom-made enclosures, and I thought a 30x30x30 for my M.Balfouri, would these dimensions be fine? Then I wish I could have some Advice on setting up, I would very much like a Bio terrarium with Plants.. can it also be done with that species that needs not too much humidity? And then how I can transfer She? Seeing that she want bite me for any action I do in she's terrarium? Thanks a lot to those who read and answer me!
 

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octanejunkie

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How large of a communal, how many spiders and how large each?
Balfouri are basically an arid species so if you go bio, swing it towards desert bio.

I have a communal of 15 balfouri in a 20 cm cube, eventually I'll need to live them the largest one is 5cm, smallest is 2 or 3 cm.
 

MajinBuuSama

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How large of a communal, how many spiders and how large each?
Balfouri are basically an arid species so if you go bio, swing it towards desert bio.

I have a communal of 15 balfouri in a 20 cm cube, eventually I'll need to live them the largest one is 5cm, smallest is 2 or 3 cm.
I thought I was just keeping her
 

octanejunkie

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I thought I was just keeping her
My bad. Apologies.
A 30 cm cube will be fine for a single adult female balfouri. At full size she should be 12-13 cm.

For rehousing I recommend using a catch cup to safely move the spider with no risk of you or it getting injured. Here is what I use for larger spiders.
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Catch cup with holes, a long plastic zip tie and a cardboard card that covers the opening of the cup.
 

MajinBuuSama

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My bad. Apologies.
A 30 cm cube will be fine for a single adult female balfouri. At full size she should be 12-13 cm.

For rehousing I recommend using a catch cup to safely move the spider with no risk of you or it getting injured. Here is what I use for larger spiders.
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Catch cup with holes, a long plastic zip tie and a cardboard card that covers the opening of the cup.
thanks a lot! when it will be possible maybe if you have to move I could see how it does? forgive me but I never did and I wouldn't want She escape or we both get hurt :/
 

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Sure, I can try lol
How large is your balfouri?

For the record, I have about 3 different size catch cups to make things easy, but the smaller the spider the less likely you are at risk while rehousing - it's more about preventing escapes.with the smaller guys.

I use a large plastic bin/tub to work inside so potential escapes are contained and easily reclaimed with a catch cup inside the bin. This is not practical with larger spiders and enclosures.
 

sunset

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Welcome to the T Family!!

If you have access to YouTube, I have found great care guides, how to's, and rehousing videos on there.
I am a visual person my self and have found Tom Moran's channel :
Tom's Big Spiders, super helpful. He even goes into detail on the individual species rehoming, care etc..
I believe he has a video posted on this particular species. He also has many videos for beginners.
I also recommend Petco. His channel is called The Dark Den. He is currently keeping a communal of
your species. There are a few great keepers on there but these are a couple I follow my self and have used to help me get ready and prepared for my T's.
I hope these are helpful,
Best wishes
 

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