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Plastic plant pots for T decorations? Hides

Discussion in 'Vivariums and Terrariums' started by Ultum4Spiderz, Oct 12, 2019 at 3:10 AM.

  1. Ultum4Spiderz

    Ultum4Spiderz Arachnoking Active Member

    Cleaned them off to make sure nothing is on them . No sharp edges or anything that I see . Do they need any modifications?? 6AA2BB71-BBF7-43CB-89FD-AC1FB753D613.jpeg 53B7BE44-6AA6-4935-827F-51FFC5B4A6FD.jpeg
    Any other ideas for hides??
  2. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Malleus Aranearum Staff Member

    Those should be safe to use, although you will want to make sure it's mostly filled in so that the tarantula can excavate the amount of space it wants.

    I mainly use cork bark, because it is lightweight and can be partially buried as a slab or leaned as a hunting platform (for arboreals).

    I've used other things before too, like the tops of plumbing boots (the part that gets cut off before installation as flashing around a plumbing stack).
  3. aarachnid

    aarachnid Arachnosquire Active Member

    If they were used for a plant originally, is it safe? Just because of how store bought plants were put in fertilized soil and treated with pesticides? Not challenging you, genuinely asking because it took so long for me to find unused pots (end of season and it took awhile to find a place that still had tiny pots in stock) and was afraid to buy succulents or something else with a small pot for that reason, maybe I didn’t have to be.
  4. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Malleus Aranearum Staff Member

    If they're thoroughly cleaned and rinsed, I would think so.
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  5. Ultum4Spiderz

    Ultum4Spiderz Arachnoking Active Member

    Yeah I used the coarse end of the sponge to get the stuff all completely off them . Yeah I’ll bury the pots and maybe leave a slight opening. Or something.
  6. Stratton

    Stratton Arachnopeon Active Member

    Yes, they should be good to use. If I'm ever concerned about a chemical like a pesticide or some type of fertilizer that may still be on the planter, I give it a good wash and then let it dry and then wash it a second time. Pesticides don't really adhere to plastic very well so washing them will do the job of getting them off and enclosure safe.
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  7. TwiztedNinja

    TwiztedNinja Arachnosquire Active Member