B.Smithi in her new cage

Bjorgly

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Hi all, i just moved my B.smithi into her new enclosure with alot more floor space, and less climbing room than her old enclosure (2.5 gal aquarium). Now she's in a "desert den" that measures approx. 10 inches by 20 inches by 6 inches (w,l,h). I also gave her a good hiding spot to reduce stress. Let me know if it looks okay or if i should change anything, thanks!

Mark
 

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r_cafin

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nice job

let me congratulate you i tink your set up is awesome and looks like its fine...and you have a very nice B.smithi too..;)
 

Bjorgly

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Ok thanks everyone, i think i'll leave it how it is then! Hopefully she will be happy there for a long time.

Mark
 

JacenBeers

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What is the white stuff in your soil substrate? A lot of soils have fertilizers in them and from my experience it is the soil with those white styrofoam chunks spread throughout and that can kill the spider.
 

Henry Kane

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Hi Mark. Guessing that's verm/peat mix. You're allright.


Atrax
 

Lasiodora

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That looks like vermiculite. It's an inert product used in potting soils to retain moisture. It's harmless to the spider.
 

Bjorgly

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I mixed vermiculite and high quality potting soil for substrate. The vermiculite is sort of shiny and the flash of the camera probabaly made them look white. I read every word on the bag of potting soil o bought and fertilizer isnt mentioned once so i think im ok. thanks for the concern,

Mark
 

atavuss

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is it just me, or does that plastic greenery look like......weed?
Ed

BTW, nice setup and gorgeous t!
 

Alonso99

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Hey

How come you couldnt tell it was vermiculite? Everyone knows better to stay away from fertilizers in soil. NICE T BY THE WAY, cant wait for my b.smithi to grow a couple of inches !
 

ArachnoJoost

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You don't roll the leaves... this is what you roll!!
(sorry, just had to show off, forgive me)
 

Botar

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That is by far, the strangest looking tomato plant I have ever seen!

Botar
 
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