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Avicularia care

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Venom1080, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. Nightstalker47

    Nightstalker47 Arachnoking

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    All makes sense now lol. My bad for the mixup.
     
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  2. Wendymacca

    Wendymacca Arachnopeon

    What's the green one called that's lush

    That's been really helpful ty for all the help people have gave me am new to this a been so worried about brain(pink toe) she got me stressed. I will change her enclosure tomorrow hope she likes her new home
     
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  3. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Ybyrapora diversipes. They look much different as adults. That's just sling colors. Glad it helped. :)
     
  4. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Fuk Da Meme Police

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    I’m so excited... here is my enclosure for critique...

    Water dish on the ground? I had seen one where it was glued to the cork?

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  5. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Water dish on ground is fine. Make sure that large piece of bark can't shift too much if you move the cage. I've added some hot glue to stabilize pieces like that.
     
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  6. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Fuk Da Meme Police

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    Thanks!

    The cork is well rounded at the bottom, almost closed, and I have it tilted slightly back with LEGO pieces under the substrate.

    I was just thinking of hot glueing it to the glass for added security.
     
  7. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    If you can gently shake the cage without it moving, it's good.
     
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  8. AngelDeVille

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    24 hour update...

    When I got her she was in a bare enclosure with no hides or structures and wet swampy substrate.

    She compensated by building a small web 3/4 of the way up in the corner of the glass.

    Last night she started webbing on the glass on the left side toward the back.

    Today I tilted the cork completely back against glass hoping she would realize there is a much better place to stay.

    As far as I can tell she has spent the entire day on the glass.....

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  9. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Malleus Aranearum Staff Member

    I would add more leafy clutter in the top half of the enclosure. (This serves as clutter and anchor points for webbing.)
     
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  10. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Fuk Da Meme Police

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    I was thinking of adding more, I think I'll switch them out for silk maybe.


    Good news! I placed an adult male dubia with a crushed head wedged behind the plant on the left.

    This morning she was on the cork with the roach firmly in her clutches, I'm hoping she decides to stay on the cork!
     
  11. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Malleus Aranearum Staff Member

    They like to hunt from cork. The cork is basically a hunting platform, with the leaves nearby for webbing and cover.
     
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  12. AngelDeVille

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    I was a little worried about her because it sounded like she had been at petco for a couple months in a swamp with nothing to climb on, but leave it to her to remember how to be a spider....

    What do you think? glue maybe two more bunches of leaves at about the same level?

    I am going to see if I can pack the cocofibre a little better, as it looks a little loose. but I'm leaving it fairly dry.

    Water dish is on the ground, and once she webs maybe a spritz of water in her web once a week.
     
  13. No need honestly. If it rocks enough to bother the Avic, it will simply web it stiff
     
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  14. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Malleus Aranearum Staff Member

    Yes, add more leaves at that level.


    I wouldn't worry too much about the substrate. Healthy Avics barely spend any time on their substrate anyway.
     
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  15. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    I have a lot more Poecilotheria pictures than avics, but here's a few recents.
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    Avicularia aurantiaca. Anyone in Canada with a male, please contact me!
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    Ybyrapora diversipes fresh molt
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    Avicularia avicularia morphotype probably #1
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    New undescribed species I got from a import I was lucky enough to be a part of.
    A sp pulchra.
     
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  16. ShyDragoness

    ShyDragoness Arachnoknight Active Member

    That last image is a stunner!!
     
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  17. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    I agree, lots more plants up top...how many depend on what you have available.

    I have never glued any wood in place for any t, I just don't see it as necessary and its not something I want to have to scrape off next time I use the enclosure.
     
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  18. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    It generally isn't. I haven't glued anything in years to be honest. Just a last resort thing I keep in mind.

    More sub, particularly around the hide being used, is just as effective honestly.
     
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  19. NaCon

    NaCon Arachnopeon Active Member

    Getting my first T in a few weeks, funnily enough it’s a Caribena Versicolour, this thread was super helpful and it’s given me a lot more knowledge on the standard care then I have read. Thanks :)
     
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  20. Aracnophob

    Aracnophob Arachnopeon

    Just doing research. Thinking about getting a T. I almost died from an unidentified spider bite. And I'm looking to break my fear. This thread has been amazingly helpful.
     
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