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So angry with Petco

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by miamc12321, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. nicodimus22

    nicodimus22 Arachnomancer Arachnosupporter

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    Wait...you had a G. pulchra in an Exo Terra Nano Tall? Or am I misunderstanding?

    He's a very popular youtube tarantula/exotic pet guy. He's not as educational as Tom Moran, but he's usually pretty fun to watch. His first name is Petko.
     
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  2. miamc12321

    miamc12321 Arachnopeon Arachnosupporter

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    That is a lot of eating. But would make an excellent enclosure. I would have to play the Rocky song and Eye of the Tiger for my dear, dear husband. Love he loves our babies so much... :)
     
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  3. mmcg

    mmcg Arachnosquire Active Member

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    His first name is Marko. Petko is his nickname. :)
     
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  4. miamc12321

    miamc12321 Arachnopeon Arachnosupporter

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    Oh, I get it! Petco... Petko! I love Tom... He is my guru. Perhaps watch this guy, too?
     
  5. lostbrane

    lostbrane Arachnoknight Arachnosupporter

    CL or Facebook Marketplace occasionally have good pickups. I got an Exo Terra Mini Tall for 40 bucks...which is not great but not terrible either.
    If not that, then occasionally some booths at expos will have terrariums at a discount. I wound up ordering an Exo Terra Nano Tall from Petco as well but I went to an expo the next week and there was one for $25 :banghead:
    Live and learn.
     
  6. mmcg

    mmcg Arachnosquire Active Member

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    The Dark Den has the best quality videos, in my humble opinion.
     
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  7. miamc12321

    miamc12321 Arachnopeon Arachnosupporter

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    That. That is aggravating. You found a better deal. Petco (not poor Petko) is the doggone devil. I will never order from them again.

    Will have to watch him. Seriously only watch Tom, but if this guy is good too, can't have too many gurus...
     
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  8. mmcg

    mmcg Arachnosquire Active Member

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    These two are definitely worth a watch.
     
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  9. miamc12321

    miamc12321 Arachnopeon Arachnosupporter

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    Thank you!! Will watch now.
     
  10. JoP

    JoP Arachnosquire Active Member

    @Liquifin, I'd love to hear what kind of things you found in those dumpsters. The mental image of you "sticking it to the man" by finding treasure in the big-box LPS trash is great. Especially if the employees ever saw you out there and wondered what you were up to! :hilarious:
     
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  11. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    They are good for a variety of reasons. However in Europe, they do just fine in glass cubes which have ventilation that Exo's are modeled after. The cubes are so cheap too.

    I use them, no issues- PROVIDED you replace the mesh or put acrylic under the mesh as someone did here.

    The reason I like use them is they give me access from the front and top. Important when dealing with Ts IMO, esp fast ones.
     
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  12. miamc12321

    miamc12321 Arachnopeon Arachnosupporter

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    My many gods, this gives us hope. We plan to replace that damn screen with the plexi my hubby already bought unless acrylic is better.
     
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  13. Dorifto

    Dorifto Arachnopeon Active Member

    Nope, I had an exo terra tall, it was a gift, and the mesh was a little bit dangerous for her. Now they are in their new glass vivariums.
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  14. Ultum4Spiderz

    Ultum4Spiderz Arachnoking Active Member

    Wow sucks Petco such a ripoff I had a cage I broke the bottom of once I gorilla glued it’ and flipped it for aboreal tanks glued wood on inside .
    Damaged during a cleaning .
     
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  15. Teal

    Teal Arachnoking Active Member

    I would have just gone with a 2.5g or 5.5g tank on its end with a custom plexi lid. So much cheaper than an Exo Terra!

    I also reallllly want to hear about pet store dumpster diving!
     
  16. PidderPeets

    PidderPeets Arachnodemon Arachnosupporter

    It's pretty depressing from what I've seen on YouTube. There's more than a few videos of people finding live animals in the dumpsters
     
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  17. miamc12321

    miamc12321 Arachnopeon Arachnosupporter

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    Got my nano tall today. I inspected it an no breaks or cracks. One question, though. Is that foam background easy to remove?
     
  18. Dorifto

    Dorifto Arachnopeon Active Member

    Yes
     
  19. miamc12321

    miamc12321 Arachnopeon Arachnosupporter

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    Okay... thank you. Another tiny thing. My hubbie got Michael's coupons and wanted me to go look at the plants. I did, but I wasn't sure about them. Has anyone used Michael's plants for avic clutter?
     
  20. Dorifto

    Dorifto Arachnopeon Active Member

    Simply pull down the background, and then twist it a little bit.