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Enlcosure too big?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by SoulSpiegel12, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. SoulSpiegel12

    SoulSpiegel12 Arachnopeon

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    I recieved a euthalus sp. Red today. Was wondering if her enclosure is a bit too big. 20170216_105306.jpg
     
  2. TownesVanZandt

    TownesVanZandt Arachnobaron Active Member

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    It´s bigger than needed, but as long as it can find its prey, I don´t see any problems with it. The distance between the substrate and the top is fine, and that´s the most important.
     
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  3. SoulSpiegel12

    SoulSpiegel12 Arachnopeon

    Thanks guys. I added a bit more sub as she was climbing to the top of the lid as there was a bit of space where she could injure herself. 20170216_113750.jpg
     
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  4. KezyGLA

    KezyGLA Arachnoking Active Member

    Just fine ;)

    And congratz on the great addition
     
  5. SoulSpiegel12

    SoulSpiegel12 Arachnopeon

    Thanks I've wanted one since I started keeping Ts. Just an amazing species.
     
  6. Trenor

    Trenor Arachnoprince Active Member

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    I'd add some plants in there to give it some more cover. Though that's mainly more for me then out of any real need.
     
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  7. Rob1985

    Rob1985 This user has no status. Old Timer

    Looks good to me! Congrats on the little girl!

    As I'm sure you've already experienced... they're always on the move! :happy:
     
  8. Jeff23

    Jeff23 Arachnolord Arachnosupporter

    I oversize my Euthalus sp. Red containers on purpose since they tend to wander a lot.

    ^^^ I agree with this. It makes the layout a little more interesting mainly for you, but also adds a few more webpoints for your T. Mine does web up in a noticeable manner though it isn't comparable to a GBB or other heavy webbers.
     
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  9. Anoplogaster

    Anoplogaster Arachnobaron Active Member

    Yeah, limited vertical space is the important thing to think about. The width just gives them wandering room. That's the main thing I enjoy about this genus: they do more than just sit there:D

    Those round enclosures are neat. But I find they are hard to place next to each other (if you have a few) without wasting shelf/table space:)
     
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  10. Red Eunice

    Red Eunice Arachnobaron Active Member

    Congratulations!
    Nice addition to any collection.
    The added substrate is fine. Since these tend to roam about, I'd add a plastic leaf or two, give them something more to explore. :)
    @Anoplogaster, ever considered stacking? When space is limited, going "up" is an alternative, just don't over stack. ;)
     
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  11. Walker253

    Walker253 Arachnobaron Active Member

    Awesome little T. I'd add a small fake plan or two, but she'll move around a lot. I find mine is one of my more active tarantulas. Looks good otherwise!
     
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  12. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoprince Active Member

    Mine webs at well, but it is more like a carpet on the floor than an intricate webcastle.
    Congrats on the addition, you'll won't regret it. Funny little species, always strolling through or out of the enclosure. :)
     
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