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T cabinet/vivarium

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Caleb mundy, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. Caleb mundy

    Caleb mundy Arachnopeon

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    I only have one T ATM but definitely am going to get more. I was thinking about getting a large vivarium and heating that, then placing the ts in there enclosures into the heated viv.
    Has anyone done this or have any similar ideas?

    My house is so cold in the winter so it's hard to maintain a good temp in my room so that's why I'm thinking about the viv
     
  2. Walker253

    Walker253 Arachnobaron Active Member

    That could work quite well. Just keep the direct heat off the bottom of the actual tarantula enclosure.
    An oil filled radiator space heater for the room might be a possibility too.
     
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  3. mistertim

    mistertim Arachnobaron Arachnosupporter

    I'd just go with a high quality space heater. The vivarium idea sounds cool but a ton of work and as @Walker253 mentioned, you'd need to be super careful to keep direct heat from them. You could get the same result with much less work if you just buy a good space heater. A space heater will also be better as your collection grows because it can heat a whole room whereas your vivarium will eventually run out of space.
     
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  4. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoking Active Member

    I don't know how the ventilation would work. Especially for more fragile species that really can't handle stuffy conditions.
     
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  5. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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  6. Anoplogaster

    Anoplogaster Arachnobaron Active Member

    You're better off having a space heater near your T shelf. Making a cabinet can complicate things. Ventilation is often the biggest issue.
     
  7. mistertim

    mistertim Arachnobaron Arachnosupporter

    This is a good point. Inside that vivarium you'd need to figure out a way to circulate air otherwise you won't get nearly enough ventilation. Especially for species that require plenty of it.
     
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  8. RemyZee

    RemyZee Arachnosquire Active Member

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    I second (third, fourth?) the space heater suggestions. While a viv would look cool and could work, a heater would be the safer bet. :shame: Welcome to the wonderful world of tarantula keeping!