Enclosure too small for a 2" versi?

Jimi Thing

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Hello, I just got done making this enclosure for a 2" Versicolor and after looking at it I'm wondering if I should take out the piece of wood to give it a little more room. Does it look too cramped for a 2" versi?
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BorisTheSpider

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Nice looking container . Try taking a pic with the T in it and that will make the too small/big enough debate a little easier to decide . Also you might want to switch to a cork tube instead of that wood . I've always had trouble with wood like that getting a little moldy especially where it comes in contact with the substrate .
 

Jimi Thing

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Alright, thanks for the info guys! I removed the wood and I'll be heading to the pet store for some cork bark.
 

Ashphetamine

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Thats an awesome setup-- Im having a hard time telling if its glass or acrylic! :)

How'd you do it? <3 I want one for my little lovely.

In anycase, my Versi is jealous of yours!
 

Jimi Thing

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Thanks! It is acrylic and it was like $7 at Walmart. Picked up some cork bark so I'll be adding a back wall instead of the wood that's in it.
 

Ashphetamine

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Hmmm. was it sold as an enclosure or was it some kind of spice jar? :] I want to make something like this now-- guess Im just tryin to figure out where I should be looking!

What kind of substrate is that?
 

Jimi Thing

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I found it in the container in the kitchen area in walmart. The substrate is zoo med coconut fiber (eco-earth).
 

Jimi Thing

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thanks! Looks a little different now, I pulled the wood out and put in a cork bark wall. Should be getting the critter that's going in it tomorrow morning.
I'll have to take some pics.
 

Jimi Thing

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Ok, here are some pics of the versicolor in the enclosure.
The Versi was sold to me as a 2'' but looks a little smaller than a 2" T to me, what do you think?




I guess I might need to make a smaller enclosure. I was expecting something a little bigger so I made the enclosure the same size as the 2'' A. Avic that I bought from my local pet store. Oh well, I think I still got a pretty good deal on it.
 

Jimi Thing

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The dish is 1/2" deep and I have about 1/4" of water in it but yeah, I was thinking about taking it out and getting something a little smaller.
 

Musicwolf

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if it was my t id just be paranoid of her drowning in that dish .
The chances of an arboreal tarantula drowning in any size dish is so extremely unlikely that it's not even worth mentioning.

Personally, I think it's a lovely enclosure for a lovely tarantula (and yes, I'd call that less than 2"). I wouldn't change a single thing.
 

Irene B. Smithi

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I love that enclosure!!! I'll be doing a trip to the kitchen dept. at Walmart as well. Very nice and clean looking :)
 

razor244

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I love that enclosure!!! I'll be doing a trip to the kitchen dept. at Walmart as well. Very nice and clean looking :)

i agree. imma have to pick one of those enclosures up for my p regalis sling

---------- Post added at 08:19 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:18 PM ----------

The chances of an arboreal tarantula drowning in any size dish is so extremely unlikely that it's not even worth mentioning.

Personally, I think it's a lovely enclosure for a lovely tarantula (and yes, I'd call that less than 2"). I wouldn't change a single thing.
like i said... im paranoid about stuff like that.
 

Jimi Thing

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Thanks for the advice guys. I guess i'll just leave it in there. Like I said, I was expecting something a little bit bigger when I purchased the container.
 
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