When to rehouse?

Raven 13

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I currently have 3 slings (B Smithi, G Pulchripes, and A Geniculata) with a 4th (LP) arriving probably Wednesday. Now, they all still have quite a ways to go before abandoning their deli cups, but just so I have the information handy, at what size do you usually move your slings into a bigger enclosure?
 

AmberDawnDays

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This is a good question. I cant answer it though, so I'm hoping someone with knowledge on the subject will come along. I'm definitely curious about the answer.
 

Trenor

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My 16oz delis are usually 4.5 inches across. So at 2-2.5ish (maybe 3) inches I rehouse them to something bigger. This is usually a RUB but sometimes I go straight into the larger enclosures. Depends on the T and how I think they will do in the bigger enclosure.
 

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I currently have 3 slings (B Smithi, G Pulchripes, and A Geniculata) with a 4th (LP) arriving probably Wednesday. Now, they all still have quite a ways to go before abandoning their deli cups, but just so I have the information handy, at what size do you usually move your slings into a bigger enclosure?
Not sure how big your specimens are...but under 3/4" i keep them in a condiment cup...like you might put ketchup in. From there they go into 16 oz deli cups till about 3". Then to a sterilite thats 14x7". For some this may be a permenant home, but most (the ones that get over 4-5") then get moved at approx 4-4.5" to their adult home...which for me is generally a 17x14"....some get differrent enclosures, but this is pretty standard in my house.
 

Raven 13

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Not sure how big your specimens are...but under 3/4" i keep them in a condiment cup...like you might put ketchup in. From there they go into 16 oz deli cups till about 3". Then to a sterilite thats 14x7". For some this may be a permenant home, but most (the ones that get over 4-5") then get moved at approx 4-4.5" to their adult home...which for me is generally a 17x14"....some get differrent enclosures, but this is pretty standard in my house.
At the moment, my G Pulchripes and my A Geniculata are both at about 3/4", while my B Smithi is at 1". The LP i'm getting is being sold to me as a 3/4"-1" sling. They are all currently housed in 16oz deli cups. My G Pulchripes I bought from Jamiestarantulas.com, and came with one of her terrestrial sling enclosures. However, I didn't like how difficult it was to get the lid on and off of it, so I instead chose to house the sling in the deli cup, as I can get them from work with no problems.
 

viper69

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I estimate based on size of T, the disposition of the T, its speed etc. In short no T over 2" is kept in a 16 oz deli cup.
 

EulersK

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A picture is worth a thousand words. This girl just molted, and this was the tipping point molt. I'll be rehousing her when she hardens up a bit more. A touch smaller and she'd be staying in here.

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