- Aug 1, 2009
I've never done designed enclosures to much before. This time I will. Mainly because I won't be doing a whole lot of breeding. Just going to focus on a few different Ts this time and I want them to look nice for me.Well, skulls or other items like that in enclosures are of course a pretty debatable thing. IMO? No, never, but to each their own. Anyway that skull is a bit bigger ah ah so being you I will replace as well that with a little one (if skull needs to be involved I mean) as you said
A piece of cork bark is essential for me when it comes to arboreals. Cork tube? No. Just a piece of cork bark for climb, hide behind, play with substrate etc
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You're absolutely right. Skull gone. Lol.I don't know why you put a fake skull in there in the first place.. It's an H.mac it's going to be bringing home real skulls all the time..
Female is 3+" and the male is 2+".Pair? What size?
You're absolutely right. Skull gone. Lol.
Female is 3+" and the male is 2+".
If the T uses the inside, what if there is molting complications? What if molting inside the tube causes the T to get stuck?Interesting, why is this?
I understand how the breeding and growth rates work. I've kept and bred Ts several years back.Was the plan to breed them? Unfortunately it doesn't work like reptiles. I think the male will mature first, too soon to breed with the female, who may be his sister. I like my females to be 2 years older than the males. If you keep them cool and feed sparingly (ala Chad Campbell, 'Advan') they may be slowed down enough for both sexes to mature at the same time. But for something as common and inexpensive as maculata, it's not really worth manipulating growth rates. I'd figure on sending out the male on breeding loan when he matures in the first half of next year.
Good move on the skull. There's few things tackier to put in a spider cage.
Interesting, something I hadn't thought of. They do molt in odd places at times. I had a P. irminia would always molt in the corner, and 2 molts in a row, ended up with only 4 legs. She stopped using the corner to molt after that those 2.If the T uses the inside, what if there is molting complications? What if molting inside the tube causes the T to get stuck?
I know Ts are smart enough to molt somewhere safely. But, I don't want to risk it with my collection.
It's really just a personal preference.
I must admit that I prefer more naturalistic enclosures as some other members do but I love the macbre also.. I also like seeing people express themselves through there enclosures as long as it doesn't harm the animal inside..And the skull will just be replaced with a smaller skull.
I haven't messed around with enclosures today. I'll get them all setup tomorrow. I went and had a plexiglass cut to fit the lid. They cut it an inch to short. My fault. I forgot the measurements and thought I gave the the right ones. Easy fix, though.I must admit that I prefer more naturalistic enclosures as some other members do but I love the macbre also.. I also like seeing people express themselves through there enclosures as long as it doesn't harm the animal inside..
A pic of the new skull in the enclosure would be cool!