Is my setup ok?

mcmitch92

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Its a 9 litre tank with a plant pot as a hide.

I have a juvenile brachypelma boehmei the picture is from when I only just mixed the substrate trust me the substrate is a hell of a lot dryer now I was just experimenting but the setup of the pot remains the same and I've made the addition of a water bowl.
EDIT: PS my substrate is level with the bottom of the ventilation holes now and my boehmei is 2 inches
 

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Matt Man

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make sure the pot doesn't have a bottom, so they can dig down. But looks good
 

mcmitch92

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make sure the pot doesn't have a bottom, so they can dig down. But looks good
Good idea i never thought of that i just pushed the pot against the substrate i guess they wouldnt escape the heat as well if they couldn't actually dig
My only issue with cutting the pot is sharp edges i dont want fang to get injured
 

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Good idea i never thought of that i just pushed the pot against the substrate i guess they wouldnt escape the heat as well if they couldn't actually dig
My only issue with cutting the pot is sharp edges i dont want fang to get injured
it looks like plastic. After you cut, you can sand or melt to soften the edges
 

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Its a 9 litre tank with a plant pot as a hide.

I have a juvenile brachypelma boehmei the picture is from when I only just mixed the substrate trust me the substrate is a hell of a lot dryer now I was just experimenting but the setup of the pot remains the same and I've made the addition of a water bowl.
EDIT: PS my substrate is level with the bottom of the ventilation holes now and my boehmei is 2 inches
If that's the size I think it is, it might be a little big for a 2" juvinile, but it should be fine so long as you make sure the T is finding the food. At that size it'll last that tarantula it's whole life, too, although you'll want to reduce the amount of substrate in there after a while. I'd also recommend sticking a water dish in there, those larger plastic condiment cups (~2" across at the top) you can get at some restaurants are perfect of you can find one. Small plastic container lids work well too.
 

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Its simple but wonderfully functional. I like that. I have some elaborate arboreal enclosures but so often I see enclosures so jammed up with cosmetics that the animal can't even move around easily.

I agree with leonard the mage though, watch your T around feeding time and make sure feedings are successful (with the exception of obvious premolt). If your brachy is anything like mine,, it should have NO PROBLEM finding food!!:rofl: definitely make sure your planter has NO bottom and you're good to go!
 

Matt Man

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Its simple but wonderfully functional. I like that. I have some elaborate arboreal enclosures but so often I see enclosures so jammed up with cosmetics that the animal can't even move around easily.
I concur, so many good habitats ruined by too much furniture
 
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