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New Owner, Questions.

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Reptachnids, Jun 25, 2006.

  1. Reptachnids

    Reptachnids Arachnopeon

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    I am getting a Stripe kneed T. or Zebra T. whatever you wnat to call it, next monday. Would a 1.5 Gal. tank be good for a sling or juvenile? And also, when I give him/her water, do I need to dechlorinate it?
    Thanks in advance for any and all help.:)
     
  2. If the A. Seemani is a sling under 1 or 2 inches than that cage is way to big.It will dry out quicker,and you just dont need a cage that big for a sling.I keep my slings under an inch in deli cups,and then up to 3" in a 10"Lx5"wx5"T sterlite see through box.There is this store called "dollar tree" near me that has some really nice ones for $1 ! Walmart has the same ones for $2.50! But really,how big is the sling/juvie?
     
  3. Whiskeypunk

    Whiskeypunk Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Please use scientific names. I think you mean Aphonopelma Seemani, but you could also mean G. Aureostriata, or a couple others. 1.5 gallons may be to <edit>big<edit> for a sling or juvie, but there is a huge size difference between slings and juvies. Are you getting a 1/2 inch sling, or 2.5 inch juvenile. can you give us the approximate size in inches or cm?

    Tap water is fine as long as you feel it's safe enough to drink yourself. I give mine tap water, and don't bother filtering anything out.
     
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2006
  4. SpiderZone2

    SpiderZone2 Arachnoknight Old Timer

    The water should be fine. I have city water and never had problem ever with the water and my animals. Also a smaller enclosure is also recommended. Maybe perhaps using a glad ware container. Use a push pin for some ventelation........it would be easier for it to find it's food in a smaller enviroment.

    Good luck.......
     
  5. bonesmama

    bonesmama Arachnoprince Old Timer

    You need to chill out, Whiskeypunk, you're way too hostile . What's your problem? But as he said-- depends on the size of the sling. General rule is: 2X leg span wide, and 3X leg span long, with 1X legspan height
     
  6. Scorp guy

    Scorp guy Arachnoangel Old Timer

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    I second that..... simmer down a bit man

    Not really.....its actually too big if you had actually read.
     
  7. Whiskeypunk

    Whiskeypunk Arachnobaron Old Timer

    I've been trying to lately, ever since sheri edited down one of my posts. This is my first time on such a heavily modded forum. I'm too used to the other sites I browse. I have been pretty hostile for a while. But I don't see what was so wrong with my post this time?

    Thanks for catching that typo, that's what I meant.
     
  8. Reptachnids

    Reptachnids Arachnopeon

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    Thank you for stopping me from making that mistake. The T. will be 1.5 Inches. I will just get a small gladware container. If that is so big though,what would I need for an adult(6Inches)?
     
  9. Whiskeypunk

    Whiskeypunk Arachnobaron Old Timer

    I keep adult Ts around that size in the largest size kritter keepers I can find. If those are too small then 5 gallon glass tanks. Maybe a 10 gallon, if the T is big enough. Really, you will have to decide for yourself which cage size is right for your T once it reaches adult size.
     
  10. Reptachnids

    Reptachnids Arachnopeon

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