New Enclosure (for Rose Hair)

Jacob B

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Managed to get a wider tank for my Rosie, the other one was much too tall and was a danger. Hopefully she likes this one more?
 

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nicodimus22

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Looks like a nice tank, but there are three changes I would recommend making in the interest of your T's safety.

1) Add more substrate. The gap between the top of the substrate and the lid should be no more than 1.5 times the diagonal leg span of your T. Example: If you have a 4 inch T, the gap should be no more than 6 inches. This prevents long falls that can result in a ruptured abdomen.

2) The ornament on the right needs to be removed, IMO. Why? Well, you don't want anything hard/pointy that the tarantula could fall on from above. This increases the risk of a ruptured abdomen, even from a short fall onto something like that.

3) When you can, replace the screen lid with an acrylic lid (with air holes, of course.) The reason for this is that tarantulas can easily get their tarsal claws caught in screen lids. They may dangle there for a long time, they may fall and injure themselves, and they may amputate the leg to free themselves. It's easily avoided with an acrylic lid, and you also get a nicer view from above.
 
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