Pre made pvc burrow

tristan4033

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Hello, I am either getting an Arizona blond adult or a g. Rosea adult, I have a large rubber made container I am using (proper ventilation of course), it will have about 5 inches of substrate in it. Would it be ok to make a pre made pvc burrow for the tarantula, I won't be using any glue or pvc cement on it just putting the pieces on.



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KezyGLA

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Neither of those species are burrowers so no need to make one. However, you should provide a hide. Maybe plant pot or cork bark
 

Goodlukwitthat

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Be careful if you cut the PVC because it can slowly release chemicals that can kill your T. I read about it in another post a week or so ago. I agree with @KezyGLA though, a hide would be better suited.
 

viper69

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Be careful if you cut the PVC because it can slowly release chemicals that can kill your T. I read about it in another post a week or so ago. I agree with @KezyGLA though, a hide would be better suited.

What was the source of this information? Someone providing data, primary literature, or second hand info?
 

Goodlukwitthat

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What was the source of this information? Someone providing data, primary literature, or second hand info?
As I said, it was a different post on the forums. I don't remember who said it but I'm sure a simple search could bring it up.
 

viper69

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As I said, it was a different post on the forums. I don't remember who said it but I'm sure a simple search could bring it up.
Thanks, I'll check w/Jeff I believe he's been talking about this. I've already been searching ;)
 

EulersK

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What was the source of this information? Someone providing data, primary literature, or second hand info?
There's quite a bit of info out there regarding heating PVC. Even the manufacturers recommend that caution is used when burning or heating it. Where there doesn't seem to be a lot of info is whether cutting PVC is safe. I personally don't think it is - as I said in another thread, I lost a few slings after offering a cut pipe. Now, it was all from a single pipe, meaning that it could have been something else. I also used a Dremel to cut it, meaning that it was more of a melt than a cut anyway. Regardless, I won't be trying it again.
 

viper69

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There's quite a bit of info out there regarding heating PVC. Even the manufacturers recommend that caution is used when burning or heating it. Where there doesn't seem to be a lot of info is whether cutting PVC is safe. I personally don't think it is - as I said in another thread, I lost a few slings after offering a cut pipe. Now, it was all from a single pipe, meaning that it could have been something else. I also used a Dremel to cut it, meaning that it was more of a melt than a cut anyway. Regardless, I won't be trying it again.
I would be very, very surprised if cutting PVC as I do w/a coping saw causes continual outgassing.

Heating I'm fully aware, learned that one many years ago. Any plastic heated is bad news IMO.
 
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