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I am constructing new enclosures and am trying a new trick. I took white PVC "elbows" and sliced them in half lengthwise, then attached them to the side of the enclosure with clear caulking. (Everything is non-toxic!) So, if they accept these as "burrows", I'll still be able to spy on them! As soon as I get my surprise digital camera, I'll take pics!
 

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What happens when they web up the glass? Then you just get a big white spot to try your best to burn through with a flash light. :}

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That doesn't seem like a bad idea...I'll have to Try it with Hera when she gets bigger!!

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Originally posted by Ephesians
What happens when they web up the glass? Then you just get a big white spot to try your best to burn through with a flash light. :}

In Him,
Marcus


I don't think you really have any way to avoid that.....although, I wonder if you could work out some sort of scrubber sort of deal made out of clothes hanger.



Probably too stressful to bother with, for you and the spider.
 

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Hi,

this thread has a similar topic: >>click me<<


BTW, from my experiences with burrowing species, they will web the glass up und you have to clean it from time to time.








all the best,
Martin
 

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Actually, it's Rubbermaid! And so far, no one can seem to get webbing to STICK to it! We'll see though, I'm sure they'll figure out a way!
 

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Martin, what's that T in the top pic? I don't recognize it. That's sweet.

My seemanni's burrow is against the glass. I'll prolly take some pics of it soon. I'm long over due, now.

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Originally posted by nocturnalpulsem

Martin, what's that T in the top pic? I don't recognize it. That's
left: Haplopelma costale
middle: Haplopelma schmidti
right: Chilobrachys fimbriatus

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Originally posted by Martin H.
left: Haplopelma costale
middle: Haplopelma schmidti
right: Chilobrachys fimbriatus

all the best,
Martin
H. schmidti was the one to which I was referring. I'm not familiar with it. There a common name, or is it some weird, exotic T I'll never see for sale anywhere? That's a damn nice species. Is it as big as it looks?

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Kings pad

Here are some pics of a Citharischius crawshayi I have setup in a fancy spaghetti container I salvaged from somewhere or other. ITs about 3/4' the height of a vertical 10 gallon.

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Kings pad II

The burrow is as close as possible to be vertical, despite the 'S' shape of it. The spider presses its legs against a side and scoots up the other end.

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Kings pad III

Just a full view of the S. Pretty awesome.. it had a very large lair the full width of the container down there. Dont know where all that displaced substrate went. Also, if you look about halfway up you can see the white outline of the water dish that it continually uses for construction.

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That's pretty sweet. I have my Avic. Versi in a rubbermaid, on of the newer, more expensive, pure clear containers. It's great for arboreals. Anyhow, it took her awhile but she eventually got a nice tube in her half-branch against the glass where I couldn't see. :mad:
 

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Originally posted by nocturnalpulsem

There a common name,
"Schmidt's Vietnam Vogelspinne" =;-)

...sorry, but I prefer the scientific names. With them everyone worldwide knows what you are talking about. Common names are only "regional" used. Even some dealers have their own common names created – and dealers use always "big" or "giant" in their common names *lol*.


or is it some weird, exotic T I'll never see for sale anywhere?
They are not really common, but offered from time to time and there area already some CB spiderlings.


That's a damn nice species. Is it as big as it looks?
yup, and it even gets a little bit bigger! =:)

here you'll find some more photos: >>click me<<, >>click me<<,

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Martin
 

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Originally posted by Martin H.
"Schmidt's Vietnam Vogelspinne" =;-)

Great....a Deutsch common name. What next? LoL
I did search the web and found some of those pics. I want, I want, I want! :) Do they stick to the Haplopelma Decree of "Stay the F*ck away from me!" ? LoL I had a chance to get a Cobalt Blue, but declined, as I just started keeping again after a long, long break. I wouldn't want to lose a finger if I made a mistake. ;)


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Here's my seemanni. I finally got around to taking pics. pretty modest right now, but I'm hoping to redecorate around July.

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Isn't H. schmidti called "Chinese golden Earthtiger" or something to that effect?

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Originally posted by Tarantula Lover


Correct!
any common name would be "correct" because they are just common names! =;-)

...I prefer the scientific names. So anybody worldwide(!!) knows what I am talking about! =:)

Cheers,
Martin
 
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