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What enclosures are suitable for a subadult/adult Aphonopelma Chalcodes?

Discussion in 'Vivariums and Terrariums' started by Snowy Snowman, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. Snowy Snowman

    Snowy Snowman Arachnosquire Active Member

    Hey all, I just saw that a tarantula breeder which I've ordered from before is having a sale on A. Chalcodes subadults/adults. I have a bit of tarantula money left and I've decided to purchase a specimen, as they are one of the species on my wishlist. However, to go by the 3x legspan rule, I would need a 12" to 16" enclosure, which is a 10 gal. I was wondering, if I make sure the substrate is high enough so it can't injure itself, would this be okay? It's the only option I can really afford.
  2. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    sterilits tubs are cheaper and easier to ventilate.

    But yes, as long as you add enough sub and dont use a screen top it would be fine.
  3. Snowy Snowman

    Snowy Snowman Arachnosquire Active Member

    Great! Thanks. That finalizes it, tomorrow I'll be very happy about a cardboard box!
  4. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

    virtually anything, they are so easy to keep.
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