I get the bright orange lids for my Kridder Keepers for the ones the are most defensive but it's not for my benifit. I do that for my wife so she know which one she has to watch in case they got out. I don't think it'll happen because I have some weight sitting on the lids of these tanks. All the others are just whatever color they happen to be.
I don't yet, but I think it's a great idea! I have about 50 t's right now. My husband can't seem to keep them straight. I'm a little worried that he'll open an enclosure when I'm not home and one will run out or something. That would help him know what he can open and what to stay away from. Thanks for the idea!
I use stickers for another reason. I stick oval stickers on the enclosures, marking down who ate, who just molted, who is in pre-molt etc.Their temperaments I can remember, but this info helps me keep track of feeding and molting.
I have over 30 T's and I know of what species is more opt to be more aggressive before I get them. I have them in all sorts of containers. I don't color coat anything. I also put heavy objects only on the 10 and 20 gallon tanks for now. The other containers have good seals on them. I have never had any get out. No one but myself deals with the T's, so there is no point to color coat them. But in your case so your wife knows which can be more aggressive, then perhaps it is a good idea that you did that for her. KK's snap pretty tight and they are not always so easy to get off. So if you think your T, could then by all means do whatever it takes to secure the top so no escape can happen........
I don't have any on tarantula tanks currently, just species names, but I do have colored dots for my scorpions, as some are in deli cups and do not have names labelled, so I don't want to be sticking my hand right in with a Tityus species, but I pretty much know the temperment of all the critters by now, but it never hurts to be safe, only unsafe.. haha..bad joke ;P ;P
I use the coloured dot system also, and have the scientific, common and given name on each tank.
It's not so much for my use, but should anyone need to care for my pets in my absense. The lizards and a B. smithi were harmless. But when you include some defensive, faster species in the mix, it changes things somewhat.
That is a good idea. I will have to try that. For now I only have 3 but am still trying to talk the hubbie into more. I named mine before I know if they are male or female, I figure a girl with a boys name or a boy with a girls name, who cares. Mine have strange names for spiders anyway.