- Oct 13, 2011
Those should be safe to use, although you will want to make sure it's mostly filled in so that the tarantula can excavate the amount of space it wants.Cleaned them off to make sure nothing is on them . No sharp edges or anything that I see . Do they need any modifications??
I mainly use cork bark, because it is lightweight and can be partially buried as a slab or leaned as a hunting platform (for arboreals).Any other ideas for hides??
If they were used for a plant originally, is it safe? Just because of how store bought plants were put in fertilized soil and treated with pesticides? Not challenging you, genuinely asking because it took so long for me to find unused pots (end of season and it took awhile to find a place that still had tiny pots in stock) and was afraid to buy succulents or something else with a small pot for that reason, maybe I didn’t have to be.Those should be safe to use, although you will want to make sure it's mostly filled in so that the tarantula can excavate the amount of space it wants.
Yes, they should be good to use. If I'm ever concerned about a chemical like a pesticide or some type of fertilizer that may still be on the planter, I give it a good wash and then let it dry and then wash it a second time. Pesticides don't really adhere to plastic very well so washing them will do the job of getting them off and enclosure safe.Yeah I used the coarse end of the sponge to get the stuff all completely off them . Yeah I’ll bury the pots and maybe leave a slight opening. Or something.
Yes, if you are unsure or don't feel safe using them because of pesticides that might be on the pots then just don't use them. Pesticides can and do soak into low-density polyethylene but the plastic pots you had pictured are not those.I've used that, it will work. I prefer cork though. If there were pesticides in them at some point, I'd never use them though. Those chemicals soak into plastic.