So excited!

AceOfJacks

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ordered my very first tarantula today!


my redknee is on its way, and i'm currently setting up its little tank with eco earth and a log hut



anything i should know before hand?
 

Slimdean

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Grats on your T, hope this helps. I was thinking about getting a b.smithi myself soon...maybe i will after i get some more dwarf/smaller t's lol

Mexican_red_knee
 

Rob1985

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great choice for your first T! :clap:
 

AceOfJacks

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what do you guys think of his new home?




i think i might add a plant or something
 

Lolita

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in mine i have some fake plant leaves and depending on the size of the tarantula you might wanna add a small water dish but the red knees (smthi's) are pretty simple to take care of and enjoyable tarantulas some of my favorites from my little collection
 

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how big is your T? That set up will be good for a 2-3 inch, but if any bigger you might want to step up to a rubber maid container or a large critter keeper. Yes, it needs a water dish. Make sure you put some cleaned pebbles in the dish so the crickets don't drowned. When you clean the rocks don't use any kind of solvent that leave a film. I use a little bit of dawn dish soap under hot water.
 

heatfreakk3

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Sweet, congrats. I'm getting my B.smithi in the mail Thursday ;). Like Rob said, it looks good, but for an adult you will want something a little larger.
 

AceOfJacks

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how big is your T? That set up will be good for a 2-3 inch, but if any bigger you might want to step up to a rubber maid container or a large critter keeper. Yes, it needs a water dish. Make sure you put some cleaned pebbles in the dish so the crickets don't drowned. When you clean the rocks don't use any kind of solvent that leave a film. I use a little bit of dawn dish soap under hot water.
i'll probably use a gatorade bottle cap. the T is only going to be like 1.5 inches, so the tank should be fine for a while! :)


It needs a lid! :rolleyes: ;)
oh i have one lol fo sure!



took out a little bit of the eco earth so it can have a little more space.
 

Rue

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Exciting! I just ordered my first T's today too!

I won't get them for a little while though...too cold.

Nice set-up.
 
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