- Oct 19, 2016
So you got me thinking. People may very well already be doing this but... what if you were to get a steralite container that was big enough to house a particular specis as an adult and then divide it into appropriate sections based on the size per growth stage. For example. Let's say it was divided into three sections and then you divided one of those sections into another three. You could keep maybe a 1 inch sling? and up in the same container( that is already fully set up) and simply pull out dividers when it is ready for more room and eliminate the rehousing process.If cost is an issue, just go to a river or lake and pick up some drift wood...its free....and its the only wood I use...I refuse to pay for something that's free and abundant.
As for housing, sterilite is the cheap alternative...no, its not quite as clear (but still clear enough for observation), but its cheap and easily ventilated. Personally, those cages from Jamies look fantastic, but I would rather have more ts....If I used those instead of sterilite, I would have 1/4 the ts I've got just due to the high housing costs....I advise spending your cash where its best served, and that's on more ts
Also, I would rather have something that looks nice. What would be wrong with buying a cheap aquarium, a ten gallon tank is only $14, and using a tile/glass drill bit to create holes for cross ventilation. You could even make a template for drilling so the pattern is consistate and then smooth the edges with a low grit sandpaper. you could even get crazy and buy a tank big enough to house several spiders.
And I like the driftwood idea