SPiDeR CaRe

Frostbyte

Arachnobaron
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Ok this may sound dumb .. but if you have an agressive or fast T , How do U do clean ( ie. get dead left overs out , new substrate or whatever ) This new Avic I have is quite the speedy fellow and I dont want to chance having an escape . Question part 2 how often do I need to change substrate? I noticed my rose I kept her on a fine muclh talkin real fine I got at a pet store , but there was alot of moisture on the innner walls of her home . So I changed substrate and added more AIR holes for better ventilation. But in return she acted weird and didnt wanna be pestered for a day or so til she got used to the new area. Is this bad > frequent changes? What im getting at is I want a Cobalt soooo bad .. but wanna get all the Handling ideas outta my head cause I know that wont ever happen . I just wanna know if I had to move it I could without being bitten bad. I hear horror stories on here about how mean Cobalts can be. I mean these guys wont put U in the hospital .. or can they? Thanx ...... FRoST ......
 

Arachnopuppy

Arachnodemon
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Learn to use asian chopsticks. You can use those really long ones and neither of you 2 will be in any danger at any time.
 

Frostbyte

Arachnobaron
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lam : are u serious. Id squash it 4 sure .. you outta see me eat Stir Fry ...
but really ? any other ways?
 

DiStUrBeD-OnE

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Take a deli cup, put it over the T with your tweezers, slide the lid under it and pull it out.
Its what i do with my flashy T's :D


Ian
 

LPacker79

ArachnoSpaz
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To completely remove the T from it's quarters, use the method Disturbed mentioned.
As far as cleaning crickets parts out, I use really long tweezers. I got a set of 3 tweezers (8", 10", 12") off Ebay for about $12. A lot of people use chopsticks, but I'm so damn uncoordinated it's not funny.
 

Mendnwngs

Arachnosquire
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Ive got a 12" pair of hemostats that i use. I "Borrowed" them from work. :)

-Jason
 

skadiwolf

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this is definitely an opportunity to use my 18" hemostats that i bought for purposes of fiesty reptile feeding. (grin)

you can easily pick some up from a reptile show for only a bit of moolah if anyone is looking for some.

www.kingsnake.com has the best Event listings around in my opinion. obviously...for reptiles or exotics.
 

skadiwolf

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oh true true, and i will never (hear that, 'never' someone remind me later) own something bitey. forget that! i have snakes that get twitchy during shed, that's good enough for me. especially my larger ones...hehehe.

however, right now, an A. versicolor is my MOST coveted spider. i dream of them...(SIGH)

:p so preeettty....
 

rosehaired1979

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My husband when he cleans out the tanks is put a smaller tank inside the cage and gives the Tarantula patiences but also helps it into the smaller tank then when the spider is in he quickly puts a lid a snaps it on.
 

MizM

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I use a clear cup about the size of a yogurt cup. Put it over the T, slide the lid underneath and viola! T in a cup! Of course, I'm USED to doing it this way.... if it makes you nervous, DON'T.

They spend alot of time making their home to their liking so I don't like to destroy it!! You only need to clean them out every 4-6 months, unless you have a lot of dead cricket parts. Those should be removed asap. A long stick with a ball of masking tape with the sticky side out will do that GREAT.
 
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