Caribena versicolor Enclosure Set-Up

curious juan

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Hi Everyone.
I need to consult something: Would this set-up do for a Caribena versicolor? I find it to be bare for a C.versicolor because of the absence of foliage. Since my friend bought it last March, it has not produced any web funnel up to now. Did the lack of leaves caused it not to create web funnels? KE Versi.jpg
 

Nightstalker47

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Well it's got plenty of anchor points to choose from, so I don't know if the foliage would've helped in that regard. Sometimes they dont web all that much until pre molt, isn't necessarily a sign of keeping it the wrong way.

The extra cover would probably be nice for the T to help it feel secure but do I see a nice hollow hide in the back there? Looks like it's got what it needs but you can always throw in some foliage for some extra cover. Oh and I couldn't see but I'm sure you have a water dish in there right? ;)
 

KezyGLA

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Thats a long time to have not webbed at all.maybe it has a tight space or suitable hiding spot within the enclosure which if doesnt feel the need to web?

I keep mine without foliage but has webbed up lots behind its cork bark.
 

Venom1080

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looks okay. foliage would make it looks a ton better, but i dont think its needed.
be sure to add a dish if you havent already.
 

curious juan

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It's the lack of webbing that made the owner worried. What could be the possible cause for this? Yes, there is a water dish but its on the ground level and this is where the T likes to hang out.
 

MetalMan2004

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Once again I'm not sure that i can be much help but here is a picture of my versicolor enclosure for reference. He/ she is maybe 2". Water bowl on the floor like OP's. Mine likes to spend time at the top of the enclosure for sure. He/ she is currently hanging out on the top right though it is usually top left inthe web funnel.

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viper69

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I've raised this species and other Avics.

There's no predicting what/when it will work for them to web. I have raised versi in more spartan setups that setup shop as slings. As juvi I've given more cage furniture and seen more or less time for a variety of Avics to web.

Though I am surprised this one has not setup shop yet. You can't force them, all you can do is provide more cage furniture.
 

curious juan

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this makes me wonder why as well. I've raised a few C.versicolor recently, but those never failed to set-up web funnels a few days being rehoused. Well, my old MM did not repair its damaged webbings, a few months before its demise, though. Just hope that this one is not treading on that path.
 

Adenovirus19

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Nice enclosure MetalMan2004. Looks perfect for a juvie. Might I ask how you came by it?
 

MetalMan2004

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Nice enclosure MetalMan2004. Looks perfect for a juvie. Might I ask how you came by it?
I made it :)

Its an AMAC box. I got a little OCD with the vent holes. Hot glued leaves and moss to the cork bark, glued the bark in the cage, put a larger hole in the back bottom right and glued a water bottle neck on for easy feeding without startling her. Voila!
 

Adenovirus19

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Thanks!!! Awesome. What do you plug the larger hole with?
Sorry to pick your brain, but it looks like you have thought of everything.
 

MetalMan2004

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Thanks!!! Awesome. What do you plug the larger hole with?
Sorry to pick your brain, but it looks like you have thought of everything.
I can't say that I actually thought of any of it. I found most of it on this forum! Wish I could give credit to whoever came up with the bottle top idea but I have completely forgotten who it was. A picture is worth a thousand words of explanation:

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