Acanthogonatus francki care/tips?

Shudragon

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Hey guys,

So I recently was trying to purchase a pumpkin patch but my breeder ran out and offered me a variety of other species to fill the order instead. I picked the "tiger rump" thinking it referred to D. fasciatus but instead turned out to be a francki!

Seems to be about a 2 inch subadult, and I threw her into the terrestrial enclosure I had prepared for the costa rican species, with a couple fake plants, water dish and half log hide. Is enclosure size and issue with these guys considering they are webbers? It is a large enclosure for her size at about 8x12x6 inches.

Any tips about these guys? Anybody own them currently?
Thanks.
 

KezyGLA

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Larger enclosures are fine. Just provide loads of anchor points. Their care is similar to that of D. fasciatus.

Even though fasciatus are fast, francki/pissi are like lightning in comparison.

I am not sure if it will utilise the hide but it certainly doesnt hurt to have one in there
 

Shudragon

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Even though fasciatus are fast, francki/pissi are like lightning in comparison.
No joke, unboxing it almost scared me at how skittish it was. Still a beautiful spider. Gonna move some things around inside to make sure there are plenty of climbs/anchors for webs. Thanks!
 

Abbio

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Hi there!
Im looking for some advice on these guys can you check out my thread pleaseeeee! Also if i could see any pictures of the adults with set ups that would be really cool.
thanks!
 

Ceid

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Same happened to me. I thought I was buying a D.fasciatus but once I got home set up the enclosure I found out it’s actually a frankci! These things are as fast as lighting! Though I set up the enclosure as a terrestrial burrow, cuz that is what I was told, I’ll wait to see if it enjoys the current set up before I decide to change it
 

KezyGLA

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Same happened to me. I thought I was buying a D.fasciatus but once I got home set up the enclosure I found out it’s actually a frankci! These things are as fast as lighting! Though I set up the enclosure as a terrestrial burrow, cuz that is what I was told, I’ll wait to see if it enjoys the current set up before I decide to change it
It is terrestrial but will web more than it burrows. Add lots of anchor points so that it can make suitable web hides
 
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