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New Lid for Enclosure => Anti-Leg-Sticking

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by becca81, Jan 11, 2005.

  1. becca81

    becca81 Arachnoemperor Old Timer

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    I woke up at 5:30 am last week to find my A. seemani hanging by one leg from the screen lid on its enclosure, so I needed to make a new lid to make sure that the legs didn't get stuck anymore.

    Here's what I did:

    I went to Lowe's and got a sheet of plexi-glass (pretty thick) that was 12" x 24". It was $8.00.

    Then I measured the recess in the aquarium, and cut the plexi-glass to fit.

    I then make a grid on the plex-glass using a Vis-a-Vis marker (wet-erase)...
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/beccamillott/Aphonopelma seemani/Galileo/Spiders130.jpg

    Then I drilled holes at every intersection and in the squares...
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    It fit perfectly on the tank...
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    And the screen lid still fits on top (because the plexi-glass lid is in the recess) and I can lock it up...
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    My only problem right now is that the humidty has went from 50% to 70% in the last two hours. For A. seemani, I'm assuming this is okay, I just don't want it to raise too much more or I may need to consider drilling even more holes.

    Although the T is now beginning to dig a burrow, this will hopefully calm my fears about it walking on the ceiling all night long.

    Do you think the humidity will be okay?
     
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2005
  2. pharaoh2653

    pharaoh2653 Arachnosquire Old Timer

    im no expert or nothing but i have an A. avic, A. seemani, and a G. rose in an aquarium with dividers separating them. they have been in the setup for over a year where the humidity is almost constantly 90%. they all are fine and the A. seemani eats like a pig.
     
  3. becca81

    becca81 Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    Do you have any/many problems with mold?

    It would be neat to see a picture of your "triple" enclosure. Do you have any?
     
  4. jdcarrel

    jdcarrel Arachnobaron Old Timer

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    I would just make the holes bigger instead of making more, depending on the size of the spider of course.
     
  5. becca81

    becca81 Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    I haven't thought about doing that..

    My only concern is the T getting it whole leg stuck in the whole. They are just a little smaller than the Ts leg at this point. It's a 4" A. seemani that's in there now (hidden under the coconut hide, as usual).

    I'm going to keep an eye on the humidity for the next day or so and see where it goes. I'm hoping it won't creep up over 75%.
     
  6. pharaoh2653

    pharaoh2653 Arachnosquire Old Timer

    no mold no mites no problems[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. PapaRoacher

    PapaRoacher Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Those enclosures look uber small :?
     
  8. Adam

    Adam Arachnosquire Old Timer

    pharaoh2653: Is that light on a lot? You really shouldn't keep your Ts that close to a light.
     
  9. pharaoh2653

    pharaoh2653 Arachnosquire Old Timer

    the water bowls are big. but the cage meets thier space requirements. i may be doing a little moving though because the tank is not mine and a friend wants it back.
     
  10. pharaoh2653

    pharaoh2653 Arachnosquire Old Timer

    the T's were put there for picture taking purposes
     
  11. Adam

    Adam Arachnosquire Old Timer

    Ah, ok, just making sure :)
     
  12. becca81

    becca81 Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    Hmmm..

    Didn't you say you had an A. avicularia? I don't see an arboreal setup? These are arboreal Ts.
     
  13. PapaRoacher

    PapaRoacher Arachnoknight Old Timer


    If that be the case, why the water dishes? Seems like just extra moving for such a short-lived task such as picture snapping :?
     
  14. becca81

    becca81 Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    They look like they would be very good for arboreal juveniles, since the enclosure is so tall.
     
  15. PapaRoacher

    PapaRoacher Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Yeah, but I don't think a space that small should ever be used long-term for any of the larger terrestrial speices...
     
  16. pharaoh2653

    pharaoh2653 Arachnosquire Old Timer

    i moved the whole tank. the T's were much smaller when first placed in the tank. the Avic. isnt in there anymore. as ive said previouslythey are soon to be moved.
     
  17. PapaRoacher

    PapaRoacher Arachnoknight Old Timer

    That's good... But, for future reference, Ts do outgrow their enclosures sometimes, so, take further caution towards the matter next time :rolleyes:
     
  18. pharaoh2653

    pharaoh2653 Arachnosquire Old Timer

    i was just replying to a post about humidity levels for A. seemani whats with all the criticism
     
  19. pharaoh2653

    pharaoh2653 Arachnosquire Old Timer

    thanks though for the advice
     
  20. PapaRoacher

    PapaRoacher Arachnoknight Old Timer

    You're Welcome, but, I don't believe I was being critical... I was simply trying to make an observation...