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P.regalis hide

Discussion in 'Tarantula Enclosures' started by Johnnyp1987, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. Johnnyp1987

    Johnnyp1987 Well-Known Member

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    I made my adult female p.regalis a real bark hide, i found some bark pieces, washed and baked them, glued them together and hid the joints with moss. I was really impressed and she loves it... however whilst feeding her the other day, i noticed a small amount of mould inside it. The last thing i wanted to do was take away her hide after shes set up home in it, plus im not looking forward to getting her out of it as shes a little bit fiesty at times lol. Anyway ive been looking at cork bark tubes for her but after a trip to the pound shop i found the perfect replacement, heres what i did...
    10" long ceramic flower pot £4
    Sheet of hanging basket coco liner £1.49
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    I cut the coco liner in half, wrapped it around the flower pot and glued it in place.
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    I then did the same for the inside, and used the base as a template to cut out a circle, and glued that inside at the bottom.
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    Then i finished it off by glueing some moss around the entrance to hide any rough edges and also give it abit more natural look.
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    Now all thats left is to get her out, swap the hides and put her back, wish me luck
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    Kymura Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Love the look of that.
    Suppose you could hacksaw the bottom off for the types that like to dig down a bit?
    Old thread on AB with using a torch on pvc I'm going to try as well. :)
  3. Johnnyp1987

    Johnnyp1987 Well-Known Member

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    I was originally going to do that to make it shorter but at abit of a guess 10" looked just right, i suppose though that ill have to shorten it if it doesnt quite fit but ill soon find out lol.
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    Nice!! i like that.
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    Lee. M Member

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    How did this turn out? Did your regalis take to the hide? I'm considering this idea for my pokies.
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