Air plants in tarantula cages

Jacobchinarian

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I'm contemplating adding one of these to my goliaths cage. Would this be a bad idea or not. Has anyone else tried this.
 

2oCHEVYo0

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Ummm, what are you talking about? Gotta be more specific yo... Maybe some pics or somethin.
 

Bjamin

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I am by no means an expert but I have succulents in my t's enclosures the plants are doing great and don't seem to bother the t at all.
 

curiousme

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Are you talking about epiphytic plants? If so, we haven't tried that, but are interested in the idea as well.
 

Jaymz Bedell

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It really depends on the species of air plant. A lot of them require more light than is reasonable in captivity. others need more water, or humidity, than others. some are more tolerant of drier enclosures than others. its far from a simple answer, sorry to say. your best bet would be to do some research on Bromeliads in general since they are quite often refered to as air plants.
 

ArachnoYak

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I'd stick with the Tillandsia genus as they would be more suited to a vivarium due to their size and forgiving nature. Several of the larger genera of bromeliads have spikes lining the outer rims of the leaves and the potential for injury to the T is there.
 
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