- Aug 1, 2009
Keep it bone dry with just a dish, if kept properly, they won't require high ventilation.Yeah. I didn't put enough vent holes in it.
These are their new enclosures. Fresh substrate. That's why it's moist. I'll let it all dry out. Then offer a dish later on when they grow big enough for one.Keep it bone dry with just a dish, if kept properly, they won't require high ventilation.
What are those, pipe cleaners??...looks odd, but I like it...knowing the species, I bet you get an interesting series of web tubes running through that stuff. I bet an incei would go to town in that enclosure.
I did last time with my MF. I would really like to see some webbing done. Rather than a dirt pile. So I am seeing how this turns out.I always gave my Ceratogyrus's deeper sub to burrow than what is pictured.
Agree w/CB on the above as well.
These are their new enclosures. Fresh substrate. That's why it's moist. I'll let it all dry out. Then offer a dish later on when they grow big enough for one.
I just don't have anything small enough to place in their enclosure. Actually, a lot of the substrate is also still slightly moist. I don't use wet moss either. Not for these. I'll probably add more ventilation so there is less humidity.I wasn't actually critiquing your substrate, I was commenting on the ventilation. I'd do the same as you and just let it dry naturally.
But now that you responded, I will say that because they are on dry, they're never really too small for a water dish....unlike other species, I wouldn't keep damp moss in it for instance.
You're gonna love this little spider, Ceratogyrus are great in every way.
there should be more sub for burrowing, also, handling tarantulas, especially OWs, is not good. they dont like being handled at all. instead of hijacking some ones thread, make your own next time.I've had my Ceratogyrus darlingi for about a year now and she is definitely one of my prized T's out of the 4 various species I own. I was fortunate enough to be able to hold her when I bought her but she was quite feisty setting her up in her new home. She absolutely loves it now. She loves this hide I got for her if you are still looking for ideas. She usually stays hidden but constantly funnel webs as you can see in the pic. She is a very happy girl. I keep it very dry, I use coconut fiber substrate and never have to moisten it. Just keep a full water dish and feed every so often. She not much of an eater since she isn't very active. I also recently mated her which was a wild thing to watch. Not sure if it was a success, still checking. The male got engulfed in the aftermath. Very cool species. View attachment 223730 View attachment 223728 View attachment 223729
I removed it all. It started to mold. I would HIGHLY recommend not using itI sorta like the look of the 'fake' Spanish moss. Lovely green. I might seek some out for anchoring....
I don't think she was hijacking. Just sharing her experience with her darlingi and offering an idea on a hide like she uses.there should be more sub for burrowing, also, handling tarantulas, especially OWs, is not good. they dont like being handled at all. instead of hijacking some ones thread, make your own next time.