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p regalis and p fasciata hide question

Discussion in 'General Tarantula Discussion' started by Tricocyst, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. Tricocyst

    Tricocyst Active Member

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    So I've been trying to figure out what to add for a hide for my pokies but seeing as how a 32 oz deli container has limited space do you think the cardboard tube that toilet paper is on would be safe to use? the size is ideal but I'm just wondering if its safe to use?
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    It would work fine. I honestly don't recommend tubes though, my AF regalis never comes out of hers. I'm going to rehouse her with a flat piece of bark leaned up against the side so I can see her occasionally, even if she webs up some curtains.
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    hm.. well I'll proll try tubes for awhile since you confirmed it's safe I just not seeing them as often.. I knew as grown spiders this would happen but not so soon lol but to not have a hide isn't fait to the t's and I'd like bark hides but seeing how it's late I'll use tubes lol
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    Just watch them because if they get damp they tend to go mouldy quite quickly
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    ok so I decided to add the hide with them in the container so I didn't need to transfer them... well the fasciata was a champ.. no issues it just flinched a few times my regalis was a task lol.. while trying to press the tube into the eco earth so it wouldn't tip over it's flight mode kicked in and it ran EVERYWHERE in a matter of seconds lol.. it even climbed up the tube while I was installing it but in the end it worked out but geez the regalis are so dang fast lol
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    When I got my four pokie slings I didn't know what to put also and it's hard to find some cork bark tubes that small where I live. I went to the local pet store to see what I can find and saw some interesting tubes that are actually made for hamsters.
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    I baked it in the oven shortly just in case and cut it in four pieces.
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    It worked perfectly and the pokies love it.
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    I've never used tubes for Ts after a snake I had got stuck in one. I just use a flat piece of cork bark against the side of the container, it's so easy to cut.
    Even my new 1st instar pokie seems happy with the arrangement and has just burrowed under the bottom corner of its little piece.
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    ok so as @Enn49 stated.. the cardboard absorbs moisture very well and was damp so I decided to cut parts off of my cork bark round hides and propped it up.. the t's seem to like it a lot even though I had to be persistent with the fasciata.. it webbed it up a lot and refused to leave it's home lol.. so I dropped a cricket in both pokies containers as a I'm sorry gift lol
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    Took the words right out of my mouth.;)
    Was going to say the same thing until I saw your post.
    I use them for hatchling/small snakes. If snake dumps some water, and tube gets wet, mold sets in before you can blink.
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    That is what I do for my baby arboreals. Cut pieces off (with length in mind), of cork bark, and prop them up (securely).
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