getting a new t

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Arachnobaron
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i just got my first tarantula a few months ago, and i decided that im going to get another. since i own a g. rosea, i decided on getting a G. aureostriata. how much space will it need when its full grown?
 

Talkenlate04

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Full grown??? If you are going to keep the number of Ts you have down then I'd get a 10 gallon. If you plan on going crazy like some of us on the board a large KK or a 5 gal will work.
10gal will let you do some decorating and customizing. Thats always fun to. I do that with my larger Ts that I dont ever plan on selling.
 

P. Novak

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Well if you get it while its a sling or juvie, just some small container or 2.5 gallon tank. When it is full grown use a 5 gallon tank or a 10 gallon tank, especially if you like viewing your Ts. Either will be fine. If your gonna get alot more Ts, you can use plastic shoe boxes and other containers.
 

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Arachnobaron
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thanks. i just got into t's awhile back so i still have some things to learn.lol
 

Mushroom Spore

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Yeah, you have to keep slings in very small containers, so unless you're getting an adult straight off, you've got a few years before you need to go pick up another 10g. :)

Mine lived in a deli cup for a while, then I moved it into the smallest size critter keeper many months ago. After another couple molts--which at this rate might be next year {D --it'll need something bigger, probably.
 

G. pulchra

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I use the critter cages also, when you have a lot of T's the help keep housing costs down.
 

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don't the critter keepers let kicked hairs out though? i mean, when they kick hairs, wont they go through the air slots?
 

Aurelia

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I wouldn't worry about urticating hairs getting out of a KK, especially if you want a G. aureo. Besides, if your T is going to have ventilation, then there is always going to be a chance that hairs will get out.
 
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