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Old 26-10-2013, 01:37 AM
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Aye, plus you might be able to get a larger one, I'm sure I saw one in the classifieds...
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Old 26-10-2013, 01:39 AM
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But credit to them, they get their adult colours early and they're ferocious eaters.

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To add to this. They're great little diggers too I've found with mine. Always on show also.



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Old 26-10-2013, 12:15 PM
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I notice no one has suggested the aphonopelma species by far my favourite and docile t perhaps sometimes a tad skittish mind. Easy to keep and amazing colours. For example aphonopelma sp new river, aphonopelma schmiditi, aphonopelma chalcodes. In my opinion these are one of the best beginner ts also they get a fair old size .
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Old 27-10-2013, 12:34 AM
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What happened to getting a H.mac?
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work in progress.
Pssst, I've got a juvie S.calceatum you could have for free...


If you could overlook "big" for "IT'S SO FLUFFY!" I'd recommend Euathlus truculentus:

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Old 27-10-2013, 10:11 AM
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im currently working on a double door style tank. once i've got it working well, mental spiders shall be mine!
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Old 27-10-2013, 10:20 AM
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im currently working on a double door style tank. once i've got it working well, mental spiders shall be mine!
How'd you mean double door? Got a pic?

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Old 27-10-2013, 10:31 AM
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How'd you mean double door? Got a pic?

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no (i dont do plans, i do 'wing it and see'), but the plan is loosely based on how birds are usually kept in an aviary to prevent escapes.

picture this...

glass tank that opens at the top (so far, so conventional), just below the top (roughly an inch) is a removable glass shelf on runners that pulls out at the front and creates a false ceiling when pushed back in.

the idea being that when feeding time comes, i can open the top, place the crickets or whatever on the glass shelf and close the lid. in order to then get the food to the spider, i slowly remove the shelf until the food jumps down into the lower bit and thus becomes spider chow. i then replace the shelf.

in theory that should make it impossible for the spider to escape, and i wont have to touch it.

the plan still has some kinks such as how im going to get water in or mist if its needed, and how i'll remove moults and clean out. though im hoping a bioactive substrate of some kind will deal with the latter.
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Old 27-10-2013, 11:02 AM
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Sounds a little over the top :p
I can imagine all that will work though IF you had a cleanup crew and fed something like roaches that don't pose a threat to the spider.
Though I'd check if roaches are cool to leave in with a moulting tarantula.
And if you wanted a completely sealed unit, spray/mist through the vents. There are people who successfully keep their spiders with no water dish.

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Green bottle blues are lovely, not something to handle, but I don't think any t's should be! haha. As long as you research the t enough it should be fine!
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Old 27-10-2013, 08:34 PM
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Green bottle blues are lovely, not something to handle, but I don't think any t's should be! haha. As long as you research the t enough it should be fine!
can honestly say that i doubt i will ever voluntarily handle one so thats not an issue
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