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Keeping Tarantulas in the laundry room?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Ztesch, May 16, 2019.

  1. Ztesch

    Ztesch Arachnoknight

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    Hey all! So I'm pretty much out of room in my current location. Plus my wife isn't a big fan of having 60 Tarantulas in the bedroom lol. I was planning on moving them downstairs to our game room but considering I have a 2 year old and 7 year old who will be hanging out in there, it probably isn't the best choice. I'm thinking about moving them to the laundry room. I have 2 really long racks above the washer and dryer. Would this be safe for my spiders?
     
  2. Goopyguy56

    Goopyguy56 Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Dont see why not
     
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  3. jrh3

    jrh3 Knights of The Arachno Table Arachnosupporter

    I did the same think for a year without any issues.
     
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  4. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Malleus Aranearum Staff Member

    The washing machine is in the same room as my tarantulas (though it's not exactly a laundry room), and while some of them do react to the vibration, overall, it doesn't seem to be a problem.

    Make sure the room is well-ventilated; sometimes bleach and laundry detergent can get kind of fumy during loads.
     
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  5. Ztesch

    Ztesch Arachnoknight


    Although the vibration would definitely disturb them a bit I'm more worried about the fumes. There is no door in the laundry room so I'm assuming this would be ok.
     
  6. Nils S

    Nils S Arachnopeon

    My Ts are above the washer/dryer and do just fine. The shelves they are on do not vibrate while the appliances are operating--don't know how/why but the shelves keep still--and the spiders don't behave any different while doing laundry.
     
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  7. Vanisher

    Vanisher Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Just make sure any washing detergent doesnt exit the tarantula enclosures
     
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  8. BennyBTamachi

    BennyBTamachi Arachnosquire Active Member

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    But don't expect them to do the laundry for you though, you lazy *ss
     
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  9. Ztesch

    Ztesch Arachnoknight

    Haha dam, I was hoping these freeloaders would start paying their way somehow.:hilarious:
     
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  10. Ultum4Spiderz

    Ultum4Spiderz Arachnoking Active Member

    I put mine in the basement so it’s the same thing . You do not have a spare room not in use ? Otherwise basement is safe.
    You need to warn the kids to just watch not touch , a cage falling could be dangerous for kids.

    How big is your room ? I keep my Ts in opposite half of my basement to we’re laundry is.
     
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  11. Ztesch

    Ztesch Arachnoknight

    It's a smaller room where my furnace is. The washer and dryer are against the back wall and the 2 racks run the full length of the wall above the washer and dryer. The vibration is minimal and there should be plenty of ventilation because the door to the room is gone.