- Apr 23, 2017
So I found out two days ago that my Borneo Black sling passed away after a horrible molt that it simply could not complete. A friend who was caring for my spiders found it stuck in the exuvium, dead as can be Much as this sucks, I know we all lose some in the hobby as we go along. Because I absolutely adore this species, I decided to purchase a juvenile female from Jamie's the other day. As I prepare for its arrival, I have decided I want to see if I can gather some opinions on keeping this species in the right conditions. The enclosure I have set up for it is a 14” x 8” x 6” exo terra faunarium that I have flipped so it stands taller, a makeshift arboreal enclosure if you will. I have added coco fiber, some fake plants, a water dish and of course some cork bark. The female is about 3-4", so this should be an adequate enclosure for quite some time. Now, my question: Any suggestions or amendments to this set up? I currently don't have a picture of the set up, as I am not even near my house (I have the tarantula being held for a couple weeks until I can receive it), but i can find an image for reference if necessary. Any useful information on the species itself is also very much appreciated, just so I can be as prepared as possible.