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Old 22-11-2008, 05:33 PM
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Aww look at her little stripey knees! How could you bear giving her away Jamie?! She's too cute!

The tank looks fine to me, lots of people keep their spiders on vermiculite and never have problems.
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Old 22-11-2008, 05:39 PM
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Aww look at her little stripey knees! How could you bear giving her away Jamie?! She's too cute!

The tank looks fine to me, lots of people keep their spiders on vermiculite and never have problems.
Because I still have 1 left, and I think I'll keep that one!!

The substrate is personal preference. you could mix coco fibre with a bit of vermiculite......

But like I said, what she has is fine
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Why keep it when you could give it to me?

I've mixed coco fibre and vermiculite before, it worked great!
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Old 22-11-2008, 05:44 PM
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Why keep it when you could give it to me?

I've mixed coco fibre and vermiculite before, it worked great!
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Old 22-11-2008, 07:40 PM
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Congrats on your new T. She is a stunner. Your tank is a perfect size and I doubt you will ever have to change it.

I dont see a water dish in there. You would need to put one in, even the lid off a coffee or a jam jar will do but she must have access to water at all times. What sort of substrate is that? is it stones? You would be better with some Peat Moss or Coco fibre in there.

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It is vermiculite, The tiny stuff tho not the great big chunks.There is a lid in there now with water, i was having trouble finding one that was shallow enough so cricks would not drown in there but deep enough for the water.

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I would move her onto coco fibre as there is no need for her to be on vermiculite as she does not need additional humidity. Also u may find that she will burrow once she has coco fibre. Also u may need to put more substrate in than there already is in as if she falls she will rupture her abdomen. Definately put a shallow water bowl in so she can drink. DO NOT use a tarantula sponge or beetle jelly.
I have read about sponges keeping bacteria so i will not be using one you will be glad to know.I have never even heard of beetle jelly but if it i no-no i will remember that thanks.The angle at which i took the pic is decieving there is around 3" of stuff in there. Is that not enough?? I will put in more if not.Vermiculite was the ONLY substrate they had at my local shop Bearing in mind i live on the Isle of Wight!!! The only other stuff they had was sawdust and even i know you can't use that.

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That looks perfect Justine.

with a tank that size, I would be surprised if you needed to get a bigger one. Just an idea though, like paulie said, coco fibre is an excellent substrate for spiders as it holds moisture well and supports burrows quite nicely as spiders will burrow sometimes. What you have is fine though so don't panic. but I would look in to changing it at some point, coco fibre is cheap enough. Here's a handy link....

Terra Spider - Coco Fibre Substrate for Tarantulas Suppliers of Arachnids and other quality Invertebrates

all in all though you have an excellent set up there, and just makes me feel happy she went to a good home.

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Thanks for the link Jamie, i will look that up and add get some and loads of other stuff no doubt

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Here is a picture of your new spider a few days after her last moult....


How lovely, i still cannot believe i have Coco, i cannot stop looking over, i am soooooo in love

Can you see where the name came from now, just like a hairy little coconut
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If u need some coco fibre i live in portsmouth and have some u can have. If not order from spider shop or livefoods sometimes do equipment etc. You dont want her 2 fall further than about an inch.
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If u need some coco fibre i live in portsmouth and have some u can have. If not order from spider shop or livefoods sometimes do equipment etc. You dont want her 2 fall further than about an inch.
I have just bookmarked the link Jamie gave me to get some but how on earth can i make sure she cannot fall further that an inch when she can walk up glass ??? Surely i don't fill up the tank to a couple of inches from the top ???
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Old 22-11-2008, 08:02 PM
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Can you see where the name came from now, just like a hairy little coconut
lol, that did make me laugh!

you are getting in to a very addictive side of the forum though! They don't take up too much space and there are so many species with different colours, temprement etc.

you'll see what I mean by this....

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