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Enclosure/Terrarium Pictures

Discussion in 'Vivariums and Terrariums' started by Arachnoboards, Jul 31, 2005.

  1. Whitelightning777

    Whitelightning777 Arachno-heretic

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    Nicely done!! It'll look pretty radical once it's webbed up.
     
  2. Lumina

    Lumina Arachnosquire

    Arboreal / Terrestrial

    My two arboreal enclosures (housed for a 3/4" and 1" Avicularia Purpurea slings)

    Terrestrial enclosure is for my 1" Brachypelma Albilosum

    Substrate is EcoEarth coconut fiber
     

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  3. buzz182

    buzz182 Arachnosquire

    Please update When He/she has redecorated, looks great.
     
  4. Dorifto

    Dorifto Arachnopeon

    Here my new eclosures for the G. Pulchra and the A.Geniculata.

    The pebbles are they basking spot. Beneath that is the heat mat. They provide a very good place to bask, and maintains very good the heat.

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  5. Sander DM

    Sander DM Arachnopeon

    Bioactive desert vivarium with custom background. This is first time I build a desert type biotope. I haven't moved my tarantula in yet. received_191300665100681.jpeg
     
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  6. Dorifto

    Dorifto Arachnopeon

    Nice setup!!
    Are the cactus naturals?
     
  7. Sander DM

    Sander DM Arachnopeon

    Yes all cactus and succulents are live plants. Thanks I'm quite satisfied with it as well.
     
  8. Dorifto

    Dorifto Arachnopeon

    Be careful with the prongs, if they are the hard ones, if the tarantula falls on them could hurt the tarantula.
     
  9. Sander DM

    Sander DM Arachnopeon

    Hi, I took this in consideration and all the prongs are of the soft type. I can easily hold or press the cacti and they will bend not sting.
     
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  10. Dorifto

    Dorifto Arachnopeon

    Nice!
    I would add some natural dry grass, they look great with that
     
  11. Sander DM

    Sander DM Arachnopeon

    I will be looking for this in the next few days but I think it will be a little hard to find here.
     
  12. Dorifto

    Dorifto Arachnopeon

    You can do it yourself very easily. Take a grass, put it upside down. Let it dry xD
     
  13. Sander DM

    Sander DM Arachnopeon

    I'm currently living in Bangkok not much grass here XD
     
  14. Dorifto

    Dorifto Arachnopeon

    May the grass be with you hahahahahaha
     
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  15. Sander DM

    Sander DM Arachnopeon

    Nice tanks! I'm planning to build something like this for my second spider. Do you have any pictures of the building process or any tips?
     
  16. Dorifto

    Dorifto Arachnopeon

    No images sorry! But tips of course:

    First of all I make an idea of how I want it to be the enclosure.

    Then after a storm I look for some driftwoods in the beach. You can buy them too, but being from thailand I think is going to be pretty easy to get some wood xD. Then I sterilize the woods boiling them and re-heating it in the oven until it dries completely.

    After that, I make the blend of the substrates, for me, the best one is a mix of unfertilized (very important) soil and a mix of cocofiber. I use 2/3 of soil and 1/3 of coco fiber. This creates a natural looking soil and maintains good levels of humidity if necesary.

    Next I put all the woods in the enclosure to get an idea of what I want. I put a first layer of substrate and then I put the woods carefully, because they need to stay firm. Add more layers of substrare to create different heights in the enclosure. During this part I usually add the plants on it.

    Finally, I add some biomass to the soil. I mix a part of the soil with springtails and isopods. They get rid of any organic waste in the enclosure, keeping it clean and oxygenated.
     
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  17. Sander DM

    Sander DM Arachnopeon

    Thanks I use about the same methods and yeah wood is dirt-cheap at petstores here :p
     
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  18. Dorifto

    Dorifto Arachnopeon

    What a luk, here here a simple drift wood 20x20cm 20-40€...
     
  19. Sander DM

    Sander DM Arachnopeon

    I pay mine that size about 3-5€ here haha
     
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  20. Sander DM

    Sander DM Arachnopeon

    Just put my Mexican red knee inside and the cactus are growing really fast. received_1896239540431340.jpeg received_260326971341257.jpeg
     
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