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Hobby Lobby Sling Enclosures

Discussion in 'Vivariums and Terrariums' started by miss moxie, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. LittleOddIsopod

    LittleOddIsopod Arachnosquire

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    Those look awesome! Currently I breed 11 species of isopods, but reading these forums are making me want to get into some T’s also! What would be a good starter species? Preferably something easy to keep and possibly breed at some point. Any info and tips you have for a newbie would be great, I hope to get my first T in the next week or so (if I find a good source). Thanks!
     
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  2. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoprince Active Member

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    I will always reccomend Caribena versicolor as a great starter tarantula. I love them out of any tarantula ever. Make sure to give them plenty of cross ventilation with a water dish at the bottom. Some say you can keep the substrate dry with a water dish but I like to keep it semi damp with a water dish. Here’s a quick guide on how to set up an enclosure for a sling.

    http://arachnoboards.com/threads/caribena-versicolor-how-to-create-an-enclosure-for-slings.295457/
     
  3. LittleOddIsopod

    LittleOddIsopod Arachnosquire

    Thank you!
     
  4. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoprince Active Member

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    No problem! This is just my opinion though. Others may recommend something totally different that you may like more!
     
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  5. Mirandarachnid

    Mirandarachnid Arachnoknight Active Member

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    This thread should help you out ;)
    http://arachnoboards.com/threads/beginner-hobbiest-looking-for-a-starter-t.302641/
     
  6. LittleOddIsopod

    LittleOddIsopod Arachnosquire

  7. Tia B

    Tia B Arachnopigeon Arachnosupporter

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    Thanks to you and this thread, I bought a soldering iron and have been poking holes in everything. Now I'm planning a trip to Hobby Lobby. You arachnoboards people with your great ideas and pictures are always making me spend money :shifty:.

    *cough cough* Also looking at you @PanzoN88
     
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  8. miss moxie

    miss moxie Arachnoprince

    I used to use a needle/pin heated over a candle-flame to poke holes into my enclosures at first. It took FOREVER. The soldering iron is my best friend.
     
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  9. JohnR

    JohnR Arachnopeon

    Posted it from another thread and thought of sharing my arboreal prototypes using Hobby Lobby display cases...

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    C. versicolor enclosure prototype
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    Mostly half of the casing I bought for my enclosure builds are from there, other half is from The Container Store's AMAC boxes...

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