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Aphonopelma chalcodes 3.5" female enclosure

Discussion in 'Vivariums and Terrariums' started by Ratmosphere, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnolord Active Member

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    Would a small breeder box with dimensions of 8 inches long x 8 inches wide x 5.5 inches high be too small to house a 3.5" Aphonopelma chalcodes?
     
  2. user 666

    user 666 Arachnoknight Active Member

  3. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnolord Active Member

    Appreciate the help!
     
  4. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Arachnobaron Active Member

    I am currently keeping a slightly smaller Grammostola pulchra in that enclosure, and it works fine.

    I would consider upgrading once the spider no longer has 2x its legspan in any horizontal direction.
     
  5. user 666

    user 666 Arachnoknight Active Member

    No problem.

    I had been wondering if my enclosure was suitable, and this was a good chance to get an expert opinion.
     
  6. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnolord Active Member

    I also have a large Exo Terra faunarium I could always fill with deep substrate. Would this be the better option?
     
  7. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Arachnobaron Active Member

    What are its dimensions?
     
  8. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnolord Active Member

    14.5 inches long x 8.5 inches wide x 10 inches high.
     
  9. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Arachnobaron Active Member

    That's more than it needs at 3.5", but it's doable as long as you put in enough substrate to prevent a long fall.
     
  10. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnolord Active Member

    Awesome! Appreciate the help.
     
  11. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnolord Active Member

    Ended up with a 3" female. The enclosure is more than perfect for it.