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T. stirmi enclosure options? I hate using bins...

NorseDad

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Hello,

I'm looking to get a T. stirmi soon, but I really don't like the idea of keeping it in a bin. Does anyone have any suggestions for good alternatives to a sterilite bin that will actually display well?
 

m0lsx

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My female adult stirmi is in a Exo Terra Habisphere, they are no longer available & are not ideal as the only access is via a narrow hatch at the top. She came in a huge wooden vivarium filled with dry substrate. But I took her out of & used the Habisphere, which I had laying around. As she needs moist substrate & that & cheap chipboard do not go well together.

Have you thought about an aquarium tank?
 

NorseDad

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My female adult stirmi is in a Exo Terra Habisphere, they are no longer available & are not ideal as the only access is via a narrow hatch at the top. She came in a huge wooden vivarium filled with dry substrate. But I took her out of & used the Habisphere, which I had laying around. As she needs moist substrate & that & cheap chipboard do not go well together.

Have you thought about an aquarium tank?
I saw some people did that. I was worried about getting the right ventilation though.
 

m0lsx

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Ventilation will all be at the top with an aquarium, but it is possible to drill glass. However, I am not sure what type of glass is used in an aquarium, so if it's possible to safely drill it. But my Habisphere only has a small area of ventilation at the top.

Planting an aquarium up as a bio active set up, would help with air purity & you could always use a small solar powered fan on the lid to make air move. As you will need to make some form of T safe lid up for a aquarium.
 

Arachnoclown

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Exoterras are great... plenty of ventilation. However I do lay a towel on the top because they vent too well for a moisture dependant species. You can add plexiglass to the top to improve humidity. Also its good to add plexiglass because stirmi's can rip the screen and escape.
 

Arachnoclown

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I also use zoomed low profile enclosures. Again they can escape by tearing the screen. Ill change the top out as soon as they discover they can. ;)
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