wild tarantulas

mischaaussems

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I've seen a few threads concerning natural set-ups, and they look great. I've been looking for some information on natural habitats but it's difficult to find. Do people have pictures of T's in the wild, with a clear view of their habitat. I would like to know soil type, info on the burrows etc... you name it.
greatly appreciate your help......
 

cheetah13mo

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I don't have any right now but keep looking on this sight, on my pic thread. I'll be posting some soon.
 

ricneto

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I've seen a few threads concerning natural set-ups, and they look great. I've been looking for some information on natural habitats but it's difficult to find. Do people have pictures of T's in the wild, with a clear view of their habitat. I would like to know soil type, info on the burrows etc... you name it.
greatly appreciate your help......
There are some pictures in Rick West website that I think are from natural habitat, (blondi's at least :worship: ) either that or very good setup. :razz: http://www.birdspiders.com , the link to this site is on arachnoboards. I guess it might be easier to find reptiles that live in the same area and search in reptile websites. some have very good pictures / descriptions of natural set-ups.
 

Moltar

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I bet you'll get a bunch of these after Arachnocon. I hear there's all sorts of field trips and such. I'm sure there will be no shortage of cameras there!
 

Nerri1029

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It has been discussed plenty of times.

the following is primarily for burrowers and other terrestrials.
but the same idea applies to arboreal and the air they are kept in.
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For the most part, the habitat of a T is not the ground surface of the area in which it lives.

Their real habitat is below the surface... very different numbers in terms of temp and humidity.

It is many people's beliefs that we should replicate the burrow.. and not worry about the outside.

Obviously there are T;s more prone to drier conditions, places like african scrub where even 12 inch deep holes in the ground might still be bone dry for much of the year.

so as for 'natural' you should be careful with your parameters.

Good luck.
 

Drachenjager

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I've seen a few threads concerning natural set-ups, and they look great. I've been looking for some information on natural habitats but it's difficult to find. Do people have pictures of T's in the wild, with a clear view of their habitat. I would like to know soil type, info on the burrows etc... you name it.
greatly appreciate your help......
what species?
 

mischaaussems

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I'm mainly interested in the outside of the burrow just for aesthetical reasons. The spiders can create their own burrow. For instance I've seen pictures of Brachypelma smithi hiding beneath rocks and in cracks. I've made a set-up with cracks, rocks and enough substrate beneath that to dig a burrow. I keep my T's in my livingroom. A lot of T's stay in their burrow, and I think it's nicer to look a nice looking empty set-up than just an emtpy set-up. :)
 
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