thank you an arboreal one that is scotts organic top soil i believe and i have a water dish thanks for your inputWhat kind of T are you getting? An arboreal spider, like an Avicularia or a Psalmopoeus, would be content in here, but a ground-living species would not be. That's a great-looking log, and I take it the substrate is compost soil? I'd recommend a water dish or cup which will help to maintain humidity in the screen-lidded Exo-Terra.
Hi it has a screen top. The soil is Scotts premium topsoil. it says it has peat moss in it and no mention of any ferts or anything. http://www.scotts.com/smg/goprod/premium-topsoil/prod140022Had to Google that common name, but i found it. You're getting a D.diamantinensis.
Organic topsoil usually refers to soil which has some natural fertilizer in it, like manure or cow dung.
It looks alright, maybe add some more leaves/plants, and a largish waterdish. Does that enclosure have a screen top?
Coco peat, eco earth, plain topsoil are better options.
Oh my god. I knew i should have kept quiet...sorry OP..I mixed it up with another species, my apologies.There's a bigger problem than the topsoil the tarantula you are getting is terrestrial
Terrestrials need more floor space than height. This is a poor enclosure for a terrestrial because of that exact reason. You'd be much better off with something like a small Kritter Keeper where you could add in plenty of substrate in case the T decides it wants to burrow.well its a dwarf species only getting 3 inches in length so the enclosure should be fine for it right?
That size would be too large even for a fully grown dwarf tarantula. A medium keeper is the largest I'd go when dealing with dwarves, and even that is pretty spacious.thanks guys i have an extra large critter keeper, can i use that ? wow glad i made this thread lol
That the species transferred toyes it was. the largest only get 3 inches. Should i use a small critter keeper or the same tank i have setup noww ithout the log?
Nope, terrestrial again.Oh my god. I knew i should have kept quiet...sorry OP..I mixed it up with another species, my apologies.
P.sazimai is arboreal right? I think i mistook one blue T for another..
3/4inch spiderlingNope, terrestrial again.
OP, before anyone can give you accurate advice, we need to know the size of the specimen you are buying. How big it gets matters in the long run, but in the short run its meaningless. We need to know how big it is currently.
Yeah, 8x8x12 is WAY too huge for that tiny T. Just get a small deli cup and use that. Then transfer it to the small KK. Size pics would help, but that will be an incredibly tiny T. General rule is 3x the length, 1.5x the height, and 2x the length of the T for enclosure size.3/4inch spiderling