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Angie79

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This is a 3.5 gal tank, is this enough substrate? I'm very new to owning a T, need advice please and thanks. Also what is the best food for a T? I basically rescued this guy/girl, any help is appreciated. 20170322_090525_HDR.jpg
 

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its fine, however those gauges are totally useless.

dry sub and a water dish is all you need to know.

crickets are the main hobby feeder...this species has very low food requirements...1-3 crickets monthly is fine....feeding one every 10-20 days is a good rule if thumb.

they also can go long periods without food, so dont fret if it doesnt eat for long periods of time....like a yr or more.
 

Angie79

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its fine, however those gauges are totally useless.

dry sub and a water dish is all you need to know.

crickets are the main hobby feeder...this species has very low food requirements...1-3 crickets monthly is fine....feeding one every 10-20 days is a good rule if thumb.

they also can go long periods without food, so dont fret if ut doesnt eat for long periods of time....like a yr or more.
 

Angie79

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My kids put those gauges in there, I will remove them. Thank you !
 

KezyGLA

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That setup is fine for Brachypelma species.

Baumgarteni arent seen very often. You got a great T. :)
 

Chris LXXIX

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I would personally add a bit more of substrate, but the set up is fine.

Uhm those gauges differs from the average I've saw in pics so far: from a certain perspective, yours looks like 'The Time Machine' movie clocks, two colors... bit of Steampunk to an extent, si si :pompous:
 

Angie79

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I would personally add a bit more of substrate, but the set up is fine.

Uhm those gauges differs from the average I've saw in pics so far: from a certain perspective, yours looks like 'The Time Machine' movie clocks, two colors... bit of Steampunk to an extent, si si :pompous:
Lol lol my kids put them in there! Thank you for the advice
 

The Grym Reaper

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It's fine, the general rule is that the gap between the top of the substrate and the top of the enclosure should be no more than 2x the Tarantula's leg span.
 

Jeff23

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What type of cover is being used on the top? Screen cover or plastic with holes in it?
 

Haemus

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I feed my Ts mainly meal worms or super worms. But crickets get the best feeding response and is fun to watch :)
 
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