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Pinktoe Tarantula Enclosure Advice Needed.

Discussion in 'Tarantula Enclosures' started by NapTime, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. NapTime

    NapTime New Member

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    So I just got a pinktoe tarantula, and I've heard that the fact sheets online can't be trusted. I know it's arboreal, and I've got a good cage, but I'm not quite sure how hot or humid it should be in there. I've just been spraying anyway. Any advice? Thanks!
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    Mr. P Active Member

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    I have three A. Avucularia and I have them at 75-80 deg and 75-80% humidity right now. Just make sure they have good cross air ventilation as the moisture will accelerate mold growth.
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    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I keep all my Avics at room temp...70-75 degrees and I don't worry about humidity. My T room sits at 35-50% humidity on average. Humidity on care sheets is usually the region's average. Avics live in the treetops where theirs lots of airflow and less humidity.
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    MassExodus Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I tend to keep them like Arachnoclown. Big water dish, no spraying. Avics dont do well with humidity if theres not enough cross ventilation. So I give them plenty of vents, and keep fresh water in their dish. Sudden avic death syndrome is most likely caused by too much humidity and not enough ventilation. People in the hobby were killing them like flies by keeping them wrong. Not that im judging. I've killed a few spiders myself..:(
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  5. MICHAEL BIRCH

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    Always good to have lots of things to anchor Web to since they Web quite a bit. I included a pic of the enclosure I just put together for my C. Versicolor as an example!

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    Tortoise Tom Well-Known Member

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    I love everything about your enclosure except the metal screens. Who makes it?

    Does your versicolor go down to the ground to drink? This is something I've been wondering about as mine get more size on them.
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    It's made by Dream Co. Plastics. You can get the vent holes lasered in for extra instead of aluminum vents. Mine used to go to the bottom of her old enclosure for drinks. This enclosure is still pretty new to her so she's still not 100% comfortable in it yet.
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    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    @MICHAEL BIRCH Those are the classic avic death boxes there...you should put a lot more ventilation in those type of boxes.
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    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I've had a couple pass away myself from using Jamie's amac box style enclosures. Since then I haven't lost a single one...you live you learn.
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    I planned on adding 2 more vents, I also don't keep my substrate too moist, because humidity in Florida is always high, usually 90's.
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