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The B. smithi Deal

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Botar, Dec 2, 2002.

  1. Botar

    Botar Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Okay, here is the adult female B. smithi and cage that I picked up yesterday for $30.

  2. Botar

    Botar Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Well, that was a close-up of just her. Here she is in the cage that went along with the deal.

  3. Chris

    Chris Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Looks like a damn good score to me for 30 bucks!!
  4. Mister Internet

    Mister Internet Big Meanie Doo Doo Head :) Arachnosupporter


    Did the cage come as is with the T inside? hopefully you're re-doing it?
  5. LaRiz

    LaRiz Arachnodemon Old Timer


    That's an awesome deal. Look at that thing! Spacious. Deluxe wood-grained trim. Real Glass.
    What is that a 15 gallon? Wow, Botar.
    Oh, the Brachypelma smithi is nice too.
    Kidding aside, great score no doubt!
  6. Mister Internet

    Mister Internet Big Meanie Doo Doo Head :) Arachnosupporter

    Re: WOW!

    If it's an ounce over 5.5 gallons, I'll eat the hat I'm wearing in my avatar... ;)
  7. Tarantula Lover

    Tarantula Lover Psalmopoeus Lover Old Timer

    Awsome pic, your smithi is around say 5-7 times the size of my lil sling!! Cant wait for the beautiful coloration like yours, awsoem buy! $30, WOW!!! Good Luck!

  8. looseyfur

    looseyfur Arachnofur Old Timer


    does it say anywhere who makes or made that tank i.e. what company... btw I am sure your hat would taste like shit.

  9. JacenBeers

    JacenBeers Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Is that tank new or used? It looks kinda vintage to me and that is absolutely great if it is. Wood paneling is the trend that should be brought back on all home decor. If it is a used tank, where did you get it?
  10. I don't know how catchy I think wood panelling is...anyway, is that one of those famous floor-heat..grills...on the floor behind the tank?
  11. Immortal_sin

    Immortal_sin Arachnotemptress Old Timer

    all I can say is: YOU SCORED!!!!! :)
  12. LD50

    LD50 Arachnosquire Old Timer

    WOW!!!! What A deal
  13. atavuss

    atavuss Arachnoprince Old Timer

    30.00!? heckuva steal! did someone get tired of it? what are those things on the top of the enclosure, some kind of lock or something?
  14. Alonso99

    Alonso99 Arachnobaron Old Timer

    AH BOTAR!!!!!!!!!!!! Dont you fell like its 1985 again, and you went to that petstore and saw a "common red knee"
  15. AlbinoDragon829

    AlbinoDragon829 Arachnobaron Old Timer

  16. conipto

    conipto ArachnoPrincess Old Timer

    Hey, what do you and other think about solid glass tops for species like Brachypelma? I have mine with and (almost) solid glass top as well, and it's molted and lived a few months quite happily from what I can see.

  17. MrT

    MrT Arachnoking Old Timer

    Get out your handcuffs, you need to arrest yourself for stealing.;)
    What a steal, Botar

  18. Botar

    Botar Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Wow... a guy tries to get a little sleep before a midnight shift and gets WAY behind.

    MrI- Yes the cage came as is and I'll be redoing it.

    LaRiz- It is a 2.5 gallon and the wood is actually real wood... something I've not seen in a long time. The glass is 1/4"... may be a custom made job, but I don't know for sure.

    Looseyfur- I'm not home right now, so I can't say on the company name, but I didn't see anything on it earlier. If I find a company name, I'll post it.

    JB- The tank came with the T. The owner got the whole set-up from some guy who brought it in and sold it to them for $20. They just wanted to make a quick buck and was asking $30... I couldn't walk away from it.

    Vys- That is a heat duct for central air/heat. That is in my "spider room" and I've got an oil filled radiant heater in the room to keep the heat up. I'm one of those "environmentalist wacko's" who keep their thermostat set under 70 F. (According to Code Monkey in a previous thread... no offense CM)

    Avatuss- Yes, those are locking mechanisms on the top. There is a vent on the back panel as well. High quality cage.

    Conipto- I don't see any problem with it. With it being a desert species and kept dry, I don't think the air exchange would be as important. Also, on this particular cage, there is a vent in the rear glass panel.

    Thanks everyone for the replies... I'm quite elated with my purchase... anyone got a boyfriend for her?

  19. Wade

    Wade Arachnoking Old Timer

    That cage looks like either a "Stay-In Reptile" cage (made by Hagen) or else a "Lizard Lounge" (I think by Oceanic). These were available in the trade about ten years go...nice cages, great score all around!