Giant white knee/hiding place

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Bjorgly

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Hi everyone!

In a couple days i am getting a giant white knee, a sub adult at 4 inches. I was wondering how big of a flower pot i should use to let the hide in, because i would hate for them to try and molt in it and get stuck.

Also i plan to use a base of potting soil and spread cocount bark chips on the top to use to keep humidity up by spraying them, please let me know if this is a good idea.

Also anything else anyone cal tell me about keeping such a cool spider as i only have a mexican redknee now and ive never kept something that can grow to 9 inches before!

Thanks alot,

Mark
 

tdark1

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No coconut bark chips, use just plain potting soil, and mist it, that should hold humidity just fine. I've heard about T's having a hard time with the chips!! Just get a flower pot the spider can fit comfortabiliy into, don't make it a squeeze to get in it, and don't make it soo big he won't feel secure hiding in it, remember they like tight spaces!!
 

Bjorgly

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Thanks, ill be sure to ditch the coconut bark idea and stick with just potting soil, or vermiculite/potting soil.

Mark
 

Immortal_sin

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A geniculata are very hardy, and voracious eaters. Mine never uses his/her hide, but FWIW, it's a piece of PVC pipe, the kind with an angle bent into it. It's against one of the corners, and when molting, the T makes a molting web on top of it!
They are usually out in the open, which makes for a very nice display tarantula.
I keep one side of the terrarium damper than the other, and it seems to prefer the damper side, the substrate is a mix of peat moss and vermiculite
 

rknralf

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I've got 2 of them and they are both diggers. I use Peat Moss as a substrate (about 4 or 5 inches) and both have dug out a burrow.
Mine are 5.25" and 3" (both Males:( )
 
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