- Oct 2, 2010
just got a 2 inch gigas. Just wondered if a small (but deep) pond in the enclosure would be suitable or an accident waiting to happen? Thanks
We will eventually have the 2 combined, with plants sprinkled in there too. It just has to wait for right now.But combining the two can be very problematic. At some point I will start doing some experiments with this, but will not inflict it on spiders until I've got the major obstacles worked out.
^^ Yes, this would be the best course of action.I'd suggest you keep your H. gigas in a standard cage for now, but experiment with aquarium/terrarium set-ups until you are confident that you won't be destroying your spider.
Was he ever able to make one that lasted/ worked? The 2 that I know of didn't work out for him. I don't keep up with robc videos anymore, so I suppose it is possible that he finally got the combination right. If so, I would like to see that video.Check out Robc's video he has a swim set up for his
Good idea, you thought they were not going to be defensive?thanks for replies everyone im keeping him in the normal container for now until i can get a filter and submersible pump sorted. They are more aggressive than i thought they would be
Yea there are definitately variations in the genus and the species, you should see my Cobalt Blue, I hate the "zoom bite" behaviour on those.iv had several E. pachypus that werent defensive at all, more stubborn than anything. The gigas is crawshayi aggressive and like lightning. I always expect baboons to be defensive, thats why i excercise extreme patience and caution with them, i spose a better way of putting it would be, the gigas just responds a lot differently to being ushered than a crawshayi, i.e zooom! Bite! Zooom!
I now own 4 Baboon spiders currently (my favourite genus of T's!) I have:
Killimanjaro Mustard Baboon (2.5" Juv that eats like mad)
Cameroon Red (3" Juv)
King Baboon Spider (3" Juv)
and an OBT (1.5")
Just got back into owning the more old world species after a long hiatus!