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fenhawk1

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I was wondering if a suitable second T to get is an Lasiodora Parahybana, i am not going to handle it and i think i should be ok,, just wondering what you guys think, like do i have to mist everyday and keep high humidity
 

arachnophile223

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i am also getting one and i've been told that dry is fine with a water bowl. and yeah i'm not an expert but i think an lp is a good one [it's my second too lol ;) ]
 

Chris_Skeleton

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These are perfectly fine for a second T. I've got two big ones. Dry coco and a water dish, that's all.
 

Alice

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No, you don't need to - just let the water dish overflow a bit when you refill, so that a small part of the substrate gets moist. mine will occasionally hover over that moist area, but most often she's on the dry side of the tank.
 

webbedone

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second is fine it was a third for me and it isnt hard to take care of at all
 

TomM

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My second T was an LP. It was tiny when I got it, last October. It is now around 6" and doing fine with just a water dish that's overflowed every now and then and just a few fake plants and a coconut hide. A great, hardy, and gigantic tarantula. Good choice. Just watch out for the u-hairs.
 

popcangenie

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i just got 2 little ones they like to run out and on to my hand when it feed them lol i would get a smaller one if i were you
 

LordPofas

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Help a newbie out

I am getting a 2.5 inch LP in a few days, it's actually gonna be my first T. I've kept an enclosure ready now for 2 weeks to experiment with temp and humidity. I have read that they should be kept at 70F and 70% humidity. I kept a space heater in the room and that kept the temp at a constant 75 but the humidity wouldn't rise above 30% no matter how much I overflowed the water dish, I even covered most of the top of the enclosure with seram wrap, and still no good. I decided to turn the space heater off and see what happens, the humidity now stays at a constant 70% but the temp is 65F. This time of year my house doesn't get any warmer than that. Any advice will be greatly appreciated! Thanks
-Eric

Edit: I am using Ecoearth substrate
 
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Scorpionking20

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LPs are awesome. They are very hardy, are in the "Best of" class when it comes to eating, grow quickly, aren't likely to bite, and look pretty for a brown spider.

Only downside? U-hair. They are usually somewhat skittish, but not as skittish as many others. Enjoy guys!
 
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