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Can you show me some photos of your Brachypelma smithi( Mexican Red Knee) cage?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by sneakikaz, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. sneakikaz

    sneakikaz Arachnopeon

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    I really need to see some great examples. Please help me.
     
  2. OctoPhid

    OctoPhid Arachnopeon

    Not sure what you mean, all a B. smithi (now B. hamorii btw) needs is several inches of dry substrate (preferably something like coco fiber or topsoil), a water dish, and a hide. A hide can be something as simple as a piece of pvc pipe halfway submerged into the substrate, but most people use cork or some other type of wood for a hide. Hope this helps!
     
  3. sneakikaz

    sneakikaz Arachnopeon

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    can you please show me your cage?
     
  4. OctoPhid

    OctoPhid Arachnopeon

    I'm gonna be honest, I do not currently own a B. hamorii, but I do own a B. albopilosum as well as an A. chalcodes, both of which have similar care. Why do you need a picture of a cage? Are you looking for inspiration or what? If so, you don't want to see my enclosures, they are nothing fancy. I would suggest if you are looking for more elaborate enclosures search through the "Vivariums and Terrariums" section here on arachnoboards.
     
  5. sneakikaz

    sneakikaz Arachnopeon

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    Ok. Thanks for your advice.
     
  6. EulersK

    EulersK Arachnoengineer Arachnosupporter

    Not the most exciting video, but this is exactly what you'd need. Any decoration beyond what you see here is purely aesthetic and for your benefit only, not the spider's. The only bit of advice in this video that you should ignore is adding water to the substrate - B. hamorii prefers it bone dry for all specimens over 2". Everything else that I say will apply 100% to B. hamorii... and any non-burrowing terrestrial for that matter.

     
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  7. cold blood

    cold blood ArachnoGod Active Member

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  8. PolarisTR

    PolarisTR Arachnopeon

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    Just read this, why has it changed to B hamorii??
     
  9. nicodimus22

    nicodimus22 Arachnobaron Arachnosupporter

    Just revision of the taxonomy. As new information becomes available from study, scientists reclassify animals where it seems they most belong in relation to other species.
     
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  10. sneakikaz

    sneakikaz Arachnopeon

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    sneakikaz Arachnopeon

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    thank you
     
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    darkness975 A Dream Within a Dream Arachnosupporter

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  14. Haemus

    Haemus Arachnosquire

    Here's how I setup mine:
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  15. cold blood

    cold blood ArachnoGod Active Member

    ummmm...the big piece of wood.
     
  16. metallica

    metallica Arachnoking Old Timer

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  17. Red Eunice

    Red Eunice Arachnobaron Active Member

    My juvenile female's home, nearly identical to cold blood's setup. Soon as I removed the top she bolted to her hide.
    Plain topsoil, a cork hide, water dish and plastic foilage.
    I keep the area around the water dish ever so sligthly moistened. 9 times out of 10 they molt in that area, makes removal easy since its in an open area. All my terrestrials are kept in similar fashion. ;) B. hamorii.jpg
     
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  18. sneakikaz

    sneakikaz Arachnopeon

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    That's really great. Thank you.
    But when it is sling do I need to build a smaller one?
    Sorry for my bad english
     
  19. Nightstalker47

    Nightstalker47 Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Keep slings in a much smaller enclosure, deli cups are what I use, slings don't feel secure in overly large enclosures.
     
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  20. Nightstalker47

    Nightstalker47 Arachnobaron Active Member

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    And here's how I keep my juveniles. One of them likes to burrow quite a bit.
     

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