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Terrestrial Suggestions

Richieha2012

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Hey guys! I’ve been thinking about getting another T to add to my little collection. I have an Avicularia Avicularia currently, and am wanting to look at getting a terrestrial species for my second one. Any suggestions on good terrestrial species I can look at? I’d prefer more docile and easier to manage. I have had a rose hair before (not sure of the scientific name), but it’s been many years ago. Thank you all!
 

Arachnoclown

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Brachypelma hamorii, stays out in the open and never hides. It almost always has great feeding responses. A favorite among company or guests. The classic hobby tarantula
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Richieha2012

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Thank you! I didn’t have an enclosure small enough, so I went and got a small critter keeper.
 

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Konstantin

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Hi
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Wow bid is the sling.
Word of warning!
Critter keepers are not good for slings as lids have slats rather than holes and slings escape with ease.
Deli cups make great enclosures
Regards Konstantin
 

Richieha2012

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Hi
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Wow bid is the sling.
Word of warning!
Critter keepers are not good for slings as lids have slats rather than holes and slings escape with ease.
Deli cups make great enclosures
Regards Konstantin
Yeah, I made sure to check that before I put it in it. It is a sling, but it’s a larger sling. The slats are very close together on this smallest size enclosure so I don’t believe it’ll be possible for it to get out. It’s abdomen is much wider than the slats as well.
 

Konstantin

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Hi
Tarantulas carapace is wider than it high thats why slats are not recommended for slings.
If the spider is able to push its carapace trough every thing else incliding the pliable abdomen will follow.
Hope you don't have any problems tho
Regards Konstantin
 

Richieha2012

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Thank you all for the advice!! I’ve lined the lid with material similar to stockings! I’d rather be safe than sorry!
 

Richieha2012

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Hey guys! Update! I did some more research into what DIY enclosures people made. I decided to move my G Pulchra into a acrylic container I got at Hobby Lobby! You can’t see it well in the picture, but I put holes in the top and the sides! It seems to be safer than the small Critter Keeper, and less of a hassle as well.
 

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octanejunkie

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Congrats on your choco golden knee

Mine burrows a lot
 

Konstantin

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Hey guys! Update! I did some more research into what DIY enclosures people made. I decided to move my G Pulchra into a acrylic container I got at Hobby Lobby! You can’t see it well in the picture, but I put holes in the top and the sides! It seems to be safer than the small Critter Keeper, and less of a hassle as well.
Much better enclosure.
While slings appreciate some moisture in the substrate G pulchra is not moisture dependent.Yours looks a little too wet atm.Let it dry a little bit and in future just overflow the water dish to give it moist corner
Regards Konstantin
 
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