thinking about getting a Macrothele calpeiana

missy

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thinking about getting a Macrothele calpeiana, has any one got any pics of there ones enclosure, also would it need a heat mat. any info would be great
 

Emanuele

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Not at all, you'll only need a small enclosure, with a deep substrate and that's all folks!
Cheers
Ema
 

John Apple

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These I have ...the adults are in 5 gallon tanks and have the whole tank full of web. Substrate is about 2" deep and they seem to be opportunists as far as a hide place.
No water bowl as you will probably not see it anyway. I do dampen the dirt somewhat. This is a very edgy spider that is not reccomended for beginners.
 

syndicate

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nice articles thanks for the link!whats the status of venom on this species?
 

missy

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These I have ...the adults are in 5 gallon tanks and have the whole tank full of web. Substrate is about 2" deep and they seem to be opportunists as far as a hide place.
No water bowl as you will probably not see it anyway. I do dampen the dirt somewhat. This is a very edgy spider that is not reccomended for beginners.
do you have any pictures of your enclosures ?

hi there all peeps, thanks for your input, all greatly received, i live in the uk so would it be adviseable to get a heat mat ?
 

Emanuele

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Hi Missy, as I said you... you'll not need any heat mat... Simply, during winter it will eat less than during summer.
It eat crickets and so on, catching very large preys thanks to its very powerful venom (take care, it's a quite dangerous venom...).
Ema
 

missy

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any photos anyone please would like to see , different ways i can set my one up , cheers for info so far
 

Emanuele

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If I'll have time I'll post a picture, but you don't need anything else than a plastic containter, about 15x10 with 2 inches/5 cm of ground lightly moistened. It's all this spider need to live well.
Ema
 
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