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Deli cup for 1/2 inch sling

Discussion in 'Vivariums and Terrariums' started by LurkingUnderground, Jun 10, 2018.

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    Would a 16 oz deli cup be ok for a starting enclosure for a Grammostola pulchripes 1/2 inch?
    How many holes should I make
    And how damp do they like it. Currently they are full of olive oil and salad topping. If I need a 1oz enclosure. I coilc grab some thing like a condiment cup from Quiznos Subs. It is kikeli going to be clearer then the image. What size of drill bit should I use?

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  2. ccTroi

    ccTroi Arachnoknight Arachnosupporter

    I would use a portion condiment cup commonly found in restaurants and poke it with a thumbtack. Hole is to be no bigger than the sling’s abdomen. No drill bit needed.
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  3. So are those holes to big for the sling?
  4. Also the container in the restaurant. Is like enough to fit 4 pepperoncini green peppers. About 2-3 inches what ever oz cup that is where as the things I have are like deli 16oz.
    Maybe the things are like 8oz. Is that sometimes called souffle cups?
  5. Would this cup be too bed for a half incher? Terrestrial?
    I estimate the cup is 4-5x4-5 inches.

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  6. BoyFromLA

    BoyFromLA ‎٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و Arachnosupporter

    If it’s for 1/2” sling, it’s definitely too big for it. I would go for much smaller deli cup if I were you.
  7. Ok going to Quiznos to pick up the things you can put pickles in. About the size of cup for dipping sauce. Thanks.
  8. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Fuk Da Meme Police Arachnosupporter

    I would also take the olives out.
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  9. Hahahaha. Yeah I was not going to leave them in.
  10. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    Way too big. It will live in there, but it will burrow and hide excessively and grow much slower as a result. IME 4-5 times slower...pretty dramatic.

    You want this

    As for holes...just a few pin holes around the sides and a couple on the lid.

    Once you move back up to that deli cup, I still use a pin for venting, but then run through the holes with a toothpick to make them uniform.
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  11. spookyvibes

    spookyvibes Arachnobaron Active Member


    The abdomen is much more flexibile than the rest of their body, they can squeeze it through tight spaces easily as seen in this video:
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  12. ccTroi

    ccTroi Arachnoknight Arachnosupporter

    correct. i meant to say carapace. i obviously needed to rest at one in the morning :wideyed:
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  13. Ok so this is from little ceasers. The stuff they use for breadsticks sauce. Is that ok. Is the level ok. And is the holes enough?

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  14. Maybe half the fill?
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  15. arachnidgill

    arachnidgill Arachnosquire

    I would take some of the substrate out, after doing that poke some more small holes around the upper perimeter of the contaimer
  16. arachnidgill

    arachnidgill Arachnosquire

    *container, accidently hit post trying to fix my spelling lol. Anyways, a little less sub, cross ventilation and then that should be a nice size for.your new sling.
  17. Cross vent you mean do the side walls?
  18. arachnidgill

    arachnidgill Arachnosquire

    Yes, poke some small holes around the top of the cup in a circle all the way around it. Same size as the ones in the lid.
  19. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    venting is fine...but its too big....your sling is gonna disappear.
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  20. ccTroi

    ccTroi Arachnoknight Arachnosupporter

    Cross ventilation is ideal because it allows adequate airflow circulation to keep stuffiness in check. However, since this is a very small container, you can get away with ventilation holes on the lid. If you were to have a huge number of slings raised in those cups, cross ventilation would be best if you were to stack them to save room.

    What I would do different is only put one-fourth of the substrate you currently have - maybe even one-fifth. Giving minimal substrate to G. pulchripes slings would yield to a faster growth rate until the 3" mark, in which they will start to slow their growth.