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Tarantulas water bowl

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by ArachnidAB, Jul 2, 2019.

  1. ArachnidAB

    ArachnidAB Arachnopeon

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    Hi all, so I've had my acanthoscurria geniculata for just under a year now and he's grown to about 1.5 inches, so I feel like the bottle cap I have in the enclosure for it is probably a little small now, I have brought home some take away sauce pots from the restaurant I work for however It is bigger that the tarantula, as in his leg span wouldn't fit over it, but not by much, should I risk it and put it in or find something a bit smaller to use, he's was my first tarantula I don't want him to drown TIA
     
  2. That size will work fine as long as there is enough space left in the enclosure for the T to do T things. It would be very difficult for a tarantula to drown, you don’t need to worry about that.

    Again sounds fine but if you’re really worried about it then send a pic of the enclosure with the larger water bowl and we can have a look
     
  3. ArachnidAB

    ArachnidAB Arachnopeon

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    Here's them in comparison
     

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  4. Mirandarachnid

    Mirandarachnid Arachnobaron Active Member

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    That's perfectly fine, tarantulas float, so there's no need to worry about them drowning :)
     
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  5. ArachnidAB

    ArachnidAB Arachnopeon

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    Okay thank you so much for the help :)
     
  6. Mirandarachnid

    Mirandarachnid Arachnobaron Active Member

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    You bet.

    Make sure you dig it into the substrate so that the edge of the cup is on the same level as the surface of the sub, it'll be a lot easier for the T to get a drink.
     
  7. ArachnidAB

    ArachnidAB Arachnopeon

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    Thank you for the tip I'll make sure I do that :)
     
  8. Oh yeah thats no problem, good size. Dig it in deep into the substrate so the T can access it easily.

    That’s a really cute genic, I lost my adult female a couple of years ago, was thinking of getting a grown one but seeing this makes me think of getting a juvie instead =)
     
  9. ArachnidAB

    ArachnidAB Arachnopeon

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    I know out off all of my T's it's my favourite, he's unbelievably calm as Well, I've never had a problem with him, I would 100% recommend
     
  10. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnotank Arachnosupporter

    Not a problem, I use shave gel/deodorant caps (obviously you should wash them thoroughly before using if you do this) for juvies and I've never had an issue with the dish being larger than the spider.

    Tarantulas are very difficult to drown.

     
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  11. VanessaS

    VanessaS Grammostola Groupie Arachnosupporter

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  12. ArachnidAB

    ArachnidAB Arachnopeon

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    Hi just a quick question what's the name of the red and black T (last picture)
     
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  13. Andrew Clayton

    Andrew Clayton Arachnobaron Active Member

    Click on the picture and see lol
     
  14. ArachnidAB

    ArachnidAB Arachnopeon

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    Lol thanks
     
  15. Drizzliz

    Drizzliz Arachnopeon

    It has already been said, but a picture is worth a thousand words so...
     
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  16. darkness975

    darkness975 dream reaper Arachnosupporter

    Double it so that when the dish gets gunky you can throw it out and replace it with a new one easily. The bottom one will already be there to maintain the form in the substrate.