Advertisement I just got my first tarantula, a young Mexican redknee. Right now we have it in a round container about 8 inches in diameter, a tiny dish for water and a homemade hide made out of cardboard. I've done a lot of research, but I'd like some personal opinions on how to keep her (we're assuming/hoping it's a girl until we can sex her) right now. I have a ceramic heater in my room that I've set up next to her container which I've put inside my kind of armoire with a TV on top and a shelf underneath, which she sits on. I close the door on it and the heat leads up into the little cubby-type space to where she is- it gets pretty warm, anywhere from 74-80 (I read this from a thermometer inside her habitat that I place on top of the substrate). We are getting into nicer weather so I don't think I need a side-tank heater at this moment in time. She was in a busier part of the house the first few days and I think it worsened any shipping shock she might have had, so I decided to put her in the cubby in my room and not handle her or feed her for several days. It's been a couple days already and 5 days since we bought her. I don't leave lights on and close the door on the armoire so she's not in any direct sunlight but there's still a day/night cycle going. I'm not really home during the day most days and I just check on her or have my sister check on her once or twice. I was flicking a tiny, tiny amount of water on her substrate and mixing it to create some humidity on top of the water in her dish, and I have noticed good condensation on the container when the heat is normal. I haven't added any water in a few days because I've also seen that at this age it's a good time to keep the habitat pretty arid with access to water. Any suggestions or tips or changes I should make?