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Enclosure setting for GBB

Discussion in 'Vivariums and Terrariums' started by TechnoGeek, Sep 6, 2019.

  1. TechnoGeek

    TechnoGeek Arachnopeon Active Member

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    So I got this little one today (Green bottle blue sling):

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    It's currently munching on a baby cricket, so i will leave it in the vial until tomorrow. I've already prepared this enclosure for it:

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    This good enough?? I did some research and this one seems semi arboreal so i tried to give it some height, webbing points, and ofc water. Any suggestions are welcome!
     
  2. Thekla

    Thekla Arachnoprince Active Member

    That doesn't look bad but I think it would be impractical. It'll web up everything in sight, especially the water dish.

    I would use a rectangular enclosure with more anchor points on one side and less at the other and place the water dish there. It helps a bit keeping the water dish free from its webbing.
    Also, you don't need that much substrate. IME they don't burrow at all. But I'd place a slab of cork bark to the side of the enclosure, so it has something to hide behind (at least in the beginning).

    I used a Ferrero Rocher box when my GBB was little where the lid only opened at one side, so she had the other side to web up to her liking. They also do well with slightly larger enclosures than you would normally put a sling in.

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    It didn't take her long to web up "her" side of the enclosure. ;)

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  3. Vanisher

    Vanisher Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Round containers are perfectly fine. . But i would use little less substrate and put in more twigs
     
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  4. Kitara

    Kitara Arachnoknight Active Member

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    10 people will give you 10 different answers lol. So, I will add my opinion too. Let me preface that I have a whopping 3mo experience with my GBB so take it for what it's worth.

    I think the amount of substrate you have in there is fine. Are they going to use it? Likely no, but your enclosure is pretty tall for a teeny tiny guy so it is good that you have that much. You don't want too much available height because at the end of the day they are still terrestrial and can get hurt from a big fall. I think your setup is just fine. She has anchor points, leaves to hide behind if she gets scared, and water dish. Done. Enjoy!! She is a cutie patootie.

    EDIT: Oh goodness I just opened this thread on my big monitor and she's even cuter when I can actually see her (as opposed to on my phone).
     
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  5. Tenebrarius

    Tenebrarius Arachnoangel Active Member

    slings make me gush. It's gross and I hate it, I don't want to be uncontrollably gushing over a cute little spooder.
    they are great and im so sad I don't have anymore slings :(
    GBB is like a terrestrial with head room that webs in excess. It'll web the water dish but that's a personal issue, you can still wet sub and webbing so it's whatever.
    looks fine to me, it'll definitely be fine for a few molts until it out grows it. Some people are perfectionist...but usually for good reason.
     
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  6. TechnoGeek

    TechnoGeek Arachnopeon Active Member

    Thanks for the answere guys! I think I'll move the water dish to the area with the least webbing and i should be fine. I would move it to a more elongated enclosure but it seems to like hanging on the fake plant up high so much for now
     
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  7. TechnoGeek

    TechnoGeek Arachnopeon Active Member

    Lol thank you so much!!
     
  8. TechnoGeek

    TechnoGeek Arachnopeon Active Member

    Apparently mine likes to climb, it's been sitting even above the fake plant for quite sometime:

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  9. ShyDragoness

    ShyDragoness Arachnoknight Active Member

    Probably cus the subs a little wetter than they like
     
  10. TechnoGeek

    TechnoGeek Arachnopeon Active Member

    Oooh i see, I'll let it dry out for sometime then. Changing the substrate at this point will be troublesome lol. Most if the water came because my aim sucked while filling the water dish xD
     
  11. ShyDragoness

    ShyDragoness Arachnoknight Active Member

    Itll dry out pretty quick I wouldnt worry
     
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  12. Kitara

    Kitara Arachnoknight Active Member

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    Dont stress. I dont think mine even knows what substrate feels like. I have never seen her on it since day one . Now she has webbed all over it so she stays on the web. 20190907_173520.jpg
     
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  13. TechnoGeek

    TechnoGeek Arachnopeon Active Member

    I think it's already getting used to the enclosure just fine because it took the baby cricket i gave it. I accidentally squished the cricket while trying to feed it to a baby scorpion that wasn't interested so instead of wasting the cricket I thought I'd offer it to the GBB and the good spooder attacked it soon as it disturbed the web:

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    Bold little guy
     
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  14. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    They have been found in trees due to environmental pressures. Animals will do anything to survive.
     
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  15. vancwa

    vancwa Arachnosquire Active Member

    You are doing fine. I used to "Helicopter" my T's.. Now I do not. I have a beautiful female! Her home is a blanket of web and she is beautiful! Oh the water dish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  16. Lolth62

    Lolth62 Arachnopeon Active Member

    Mine only climbs to reach webbing points, never just climbs, i thought they were terrestrial, never heard of semi aboreal
     
  17. TechnoGeek

    TechnoGeek Arachnopeon Active Member

    Mine hasn't touched the substrate yet, but it seems happy staying up high so I'll let it go its thing
     
  18. ThorsCarapace22

    ThorsCarapace22 Arachnosquire Active Member

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    That's perfect for the sling. Hope your grows faster than mine. Iv had my sling since February and it was 1/4 inch ,now it's almost an inch.
     
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  19. ThorsCarapace22

    ThorsCarapace22 Arachnosquire Active Member

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    Anyone elses gbb super skittish. I move the enclosure and it kicks hairs none stop. Super moody.
     
  20. vancwa

    vancwa Arachnosquire Active Member

    The water dish will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.
     
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