Advertisement I first apologize for this long thread. I just like to add the most detail to help out. Hello, I have never owned a tarantula before and really want one. I do have Experience with reptiles and amphibians but I have always wanted a tarantula. I was looking into Brachypelma hamorii (Mexican Red Knee) and it seems like a good beginner Tarantula and I have read and watched a lot of videos on them. I have an idea of how to house them so I will tell you what my idea was and correct me if it sounds wrong. I keep trying to look up care sheets but they seem to be oddly vague. Also I do not plan on getting a sling. Im looking to get one in the 2-3 inch range • A Sterilite 6 Qt Clear Storage Box 13x8x4 (LxWxH) • Half buried cork bark • Small and shallow dish for water (honestly I will probably use a water bottle cap if you think that will work) • Eco earth for subtrate And no heating element? I see lots of peolle keeping them at room temp. Tarantula will be kept in my room that is naturally 75-80 because I have reptiles with heat lamps in there. Will that be ok? And do these guys need to be humid? do I just spray substrate. Feeding. All the care sheets I read say feed them 1-3 times per week, but how much do I feed per feeding like 1 cricket per feeding, Multiple? like I said none of the care sheets were specific. Any other good feeder incects to use? (note: I live in Florida the only roach we can legally have here is Discoid roaches) and finally (I think lol) How often do you clean out the substrate? or is bio active easier so you dont have to keep removing the spider? (I heard with bioactive you can keep the same substrate in there for years) If bioactive is better what type of soil do you recommend? and what type of clean up crew.