My first T

Chuckyegg

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Grammostola rosea I was promised. Bit porteri looking in real life. I'm not so sure now. What do you think ?
 

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Robert123456

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Welcome to the world of T's! Get ready to freak out over any small thing your T does xD believe me, ive been there. I think she/he looks like a G rosea bc i own one and they look almost the same so I believe you got what you paid for, but do something and use a flashlight and shine it on the caparace, do you see any pink or salmon coloration? A picture would help
 

Andrea82

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Even experienced keepers/breeders sometime have difficulty to id a G.rosea properly.
What I do see, is that you have a mesh lid on wat probably is an exo terra enclosure, and a T climbing in it. Mesh screens can jeopardize your T, it can lose legs because its tarsal claws can get stuck in it, and a T is capable of chewing through it. How much space is there between the lid and the substrate? Can you post a pic of your setup?
 

Robert123456

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Even experienced keepers/breeders sometime have difficulty to id a G.rosea properly.
What I do see, is that you have a mesh lid on wat probably is an exo terra enclosure, and a T climbing in it. Mesh screens can jeopardize your T, it can lose legs because its tarsal claws can get stuck in it, and a T is capable of chewing through it. How much space is there between the lid and the substrate? Can you post a pic of your setup?
Totally agree, mesh screens are not good. A pic of your T (caparace) and a pic of the set up would be good
 

Chuckyegg

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Ok. I'll sort a picture soon. Would an acrylic sheet be a good idea with some holes drilled along a length. Don't suppose it would need to be to thick either ? The distance is probably a little to large from top to substrate, about 3 leg spans distance?
 

Robert123456

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Ok. I'll sort a picture soon. Would an acrylic sheet be a good idea with some holes drilled along a length. Don't suppose it would need to be to thick either ? The distance is probably a little to large from top to substrate, about 3 leg spans distance?
Between acrylic sheet and mesh screen, thousand times acrylic. Maybe you wanna put more sybstrate in, you dont qant your baby to fall anf die just by a couple of inches
 

creepa

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Dont stress to much on the mesh lid..., in the wild tatantula's stick there tarsal claws in even smaller holes and there still here after hundreds of million years...
 
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