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Tapinauchenius husbandry tips?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by Deeser, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. Deeser

    Deeser Arachnopeon

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    Hi all,

    Was looking for some expert tips in keeping Tapies, specifically the Union Island, although I hear few keepers have them, so any info on the genus would be great.

    I heard that they like it humid with a lot of good cross ventilation, but with so much misinformation online regarding humidity for Ts (avics especially....), I wanted your feedback.

    My 1/2" sling is currently in an 8oz glass yogurt container, although I'm prepping it a 32oz deli style container similar to my versicolore. Thoughts?

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  2. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoking Active Member

    Not a tappies expert. But I've raised one to maturity and own three more slings now..


    Keep it exactly like a Psalmopoeus. Moist, but nothing excessive, and with good ventilation. This is more to combat mold and stuffiness rather than a direct requirement of the genus.
     
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  3. Nightstalker47

    Nightstalker47 Arachnobaron Active Member

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    They should be kept reasonably moist as slings. Good ventilation is always important. When it grows into a juvenile you can just overflow it's water dish every now and then. They like some moisture, but not too much.

    One side should still remain predominantly dry. It's very easy to over do it, especially with slings in a small vial.

    Both of my T. sp. Union island have grown fast and are thriving. I keep them the exact same way I kept my T.gigas. It's worked perfectly, here's some pics to give you an idea.
     

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  4. Nightstalker47

    Nightstalker47 Arachnobaron Active Member

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    I never kept them very moist, but there was always a slightly damp area. They seem to always make their home in the driest spot IME. On the opposite end of that cork bark is the moist side with water dish.
     
  5. Deeser

    Deeser Arachnopeon

    Awesome, thanks for the info.

    Hijacking my own thread, but I feel like I'm starting too many new ones today so I will ask it here: What about Lampropelma Violaceopes? Similar to the Psalmos too? I feel like I'm keeping her too damp as mould has started developing, so I cleaned it out and letting it dry a bit...