I am interested in this T, and would like to purchase a sling at 1", do you guys think that is a bad choice? I already have a speedy chevron, and have expeirience with speedsters and aggressive t's, any input? Thanks,
Wow James at this rate your going to pass my collection lol.Originally posted by Tarantula Lover
i decided that i am going to buy one from kelly swift for $40! along with 1 suntiger, 1 peruvian pinktoe, 1 tigerrump, and a few culyhairs! Thanks,
Thanks for the info John, I wasn't aware that they lived in such humid areas of India. For what it's worth though, mine really does seem to hate it when it's humid. It avoids any misted areas, if I mist it's tube web it will abandone it until it dries. Once, when I accidentally way over-filled it's water and the substrate got wet enough to raise the humidity up it hung out next to the venelation holes until the substrate dried up. I'm not arguing that they don't live in humid conditions in the wild, I'm just pointing out that perhaps the one I have is a freakOriginally posted by LaRiz
Not to discount what anybody has said; I've kept P. rufilata for years and I think this may be the first time I've heard that they should be kept drier than others within the genera. Though, that doesn't really say much.
I've also done some research on P. rufilata and from what I've gathered, the places where they were captured just doesn't sound dry. Some were captured in a region in India called Ponmudi. Ponmudi's elevation is around 2000 ft. above sea level. I've also read that they are only found at elevations 2700 to 4300 ft above sea level, making them a montane species. These mountains are in the midst of rain forests. Humid and cool.
Some collection locales include Peppara Wildlife sanctuary. Other animals found in these forests include Tigers, macaques, elephants, and leopards.
Peppara's average summer temps. are 95 F, and winter being around 60 F. Annual rainfall averages at 118.11 inches. That's alot of rain!
Topography is montane and hilly from 328 ft. to 5633 ft. above sea level.
This info may be a tad anal, but I hope it helps formulate an opinion as to how you may better your P. rufilata's captive environment.