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Trapdoor tips...

Discussion in 'True Spiders & Other Arachnids' started by zoobugs, Nov 15, 2002.

  1. zoobugs

    zoobugs L.D.50 Old Timer

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    Hey All,
    Looking for a few tips on husbandry. Major concerns are how often to feed and how often and how to water them?
     
  2. Wade

    Wade Arachnoking Old Timer

    I'm keeping a small local species. I feed 2-3 small crickets once a week and a water my misting the surface (so the top 1/4" of soil saturated). I have heard of others using a small bowl.

    Wade
     
  3. Alex S.

    Alex S. Arachnolord

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    I agree with Wade, 2 or 3, maybe 4, crickets a week is fine. Trapdoors also get alot of their water from their prey, but it is still good to mist them. I personally would not suggest a water bowl because crickets may get trapped in the water and therefor the spider would never get a chance to kill and eat them.

    Alex S.
     
  4. galeogirl

    galeogirl Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Would the usual potting soil/peat mixture that I use for my ts work as a substrate for trapdoors? My husband really wants one (must encourage this behavior) but I've been holding off on buying him one because I didn't know much about them.
     
  5. Alex S.

    Alex S. Arachnolord

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    Hey Galeogirl, potting soil/peat is the best substrate to use for trapdoors and it supports the vertical burrow very well.

    Alex S.
     
  6. galeogirl

    galeogirl Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Good to know. Looks like my Christmas shopping just got a little easier. :)