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Ideal size enclosure for 9" T.

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Petah Parkah, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. mconnachan

    mconnachan Arachnoprince Active Member

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    It could well be, I'm just surprised we've not had any replies from the OP. If I had a 9" G. pulchra I would be showing the whole world.
     
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  2. Petah Parkah

    Petah Parkah Arachnosquire

    Yo calm down people, I said she's a hand-me-down.
    She's still being shipped(hopefully). I don't even know if she's a g. Pulchra or not. The guy just said he's gonna give me a big black 8-9" t. Don't get the guy wrong, he's a very enthusiastic keeper but he likes pulling surprises every so often.
     
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  3. KezyGLA

    KezyGLA Arachnoking Active Member

    No you didn't, but okay. :hilarious:
     
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  4. mconnachan

    mconnachan Arachnoprince Active Member

    You'll have to let us see this massive spider, she's some size by the sound of things,any idea what species she is?
     
  5. Walker253

    Walker253 Arachnobaron Active Member

    I have an 8" P cancerides in a 10 gallon and it's huge. I have a friend with the same size one in a 5 gallon and it seems appropriate. They sit in or near their hide anyway. A 30" tank is not really necessary for an animal that really uses only 18-20 inches of it.
     
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  6. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoking Active Member

    He doesn't have it yet...;)
     
  7. cold blood

    cold blood ArachnoGod Active Member

    yeah, they dont get close to that size..
    more like 5-6"

    Probably an LP.
     
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    cold blood ArachnoGod Active Member

  9. Petah Parkah

    Petah Parkah Arachnosquire

    Can you please read?
     
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  10. KezyGLA

    KezyGLA Arachnoking Active Member

    I missed that post. Apologies
     
  11. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoking Active Member

    An Lp isn't black though...
     
  12. cold blood

    cold blood ArachnoGod Active Member

    dark grey...its pretty close to black.
     
  13. boina

    boina Arachnobaron Arachnosupporter

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    Side question from an uninformed European: How big is 10 gallon actually, like in inches? Pretty please?
     
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  14. user 666

    user 666 Arachnobaron

    *holds up hands*

    it's about yay big by so wide

    20" wide x 10" deep x 12" tall
     
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  15. boina

    boina Arachnobaron Arachnosupporter

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    Thank you!!

    Edit: :hilarious::hilarious:
     
  16. edesign

    edesign Stacks o' spiders Old Timer

    I would never describe even my freshly molted, nearly 8", 12.5 year old Lp as black. But that's me.

    I have a 5" genic in a (guessing) 24"+ wide tank, 12" deep, it uses the entire floorspace ;)

    I'm gonna put my Lp in an slightly larger one than the genic as she uses all of the 10G she's in now. I suspect she'll utilize it all as well.

    Necessary? No. Unused space? Mmmm, not necessarily :)
     
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  17. user 666

    user 666 Arachnobaron

    welcome

    I am setting up an environment for my bearded dragon, and had a 10G tank sitting out.
     
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  18. Nightstalker47

    Nightstalker47 Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Beardies are awesome, but they are literally poop machines, not a low maintenance pet.
    I get your point here but 10 gallon aquariums aren't 30"...you say your P.cancerides only uses about 20", well that's exactly the length of a 10 gallon tank.
     
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  19. boina

    boina Arachnobaron Arachnosupporter

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    Since I finally know what people are talking about ;), mine get a little bit more than 10 gallon, namely 24"x12"x12" once they get to about 5" to 6" in DLS. It depends a bit on the species: my not quite yet 5" GBB get's a big enclosure since she is so active and always all over the place, but the Brachys stay in a Kritter Keeper till 6" since they don't move that much anyway.
     
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  20. user 666

    user 666 Arachnobaron

    Oh, it's not as bad as having dogs.

    But he's still a palm pet. I might change my mind in a year or so.