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invadermike

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Hey i plan on giving my 3.5" tarantula's enclosure a make over, hahaha. and i was woundering if anyone can post pictures of thiers so ican get some ideas. Thanks. It's a Rosehair just in case you want to know the species. thanks!
Mike:}
 

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Well, this will take a few posts, but here are some of mine. I tend to go pretty minimalistic for the most part. No plants, etc.. not fancy, but no complaints from the spiders yet.

First, here's my rosey (5 inches or so). She's mean and burrows.
 

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Next, here's how I'm keeping my juvie terrestrials.. I guess you're supposed to put the substrate higher up, but I don't really plump my folks out, so it's not too big a deal to me. Never had any of em fall that I've seen.
 

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Here's the smithi (my first T that I bought a huge cage for) that I'm moving into a smaller cage more than likely. (that cave has to go..)
 

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Here's some of my juvenile arboreal enclosures, and my single sling in it's vial. When it gets around the 2" mark, I'll move it into one like the other terrestrials.
 

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This is another juvenile terrestrial, My C. fasciatum. This is basically what I figure the C. cyaneopubescens' tank will look like when he gets this size.
 

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These are my pokes.. the big one's bark came unglued, but by the time I found out, he'd burrowed underneath of it, so I left it alone. Laziness, or not wanting to disturb a happy spider.. you pick :)
The little one is a beanie baby case that I cut and glued to death when I was paranoid about the evil pokey inside biting me.
 

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And lastly, here's the two I put together yesterday for the pinktoe juves. Like the others, small, efficient, and not too dressed up. I like seeing them with fake plants, etc.. but I figure if the spider doesn't care.. neither do I :)

Bill
 

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Here is one of mine


It is for a G rosea that sits in my living room.
 

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Very nice set up's Thanks Bill and James! Bill, how did you get the log chunk on the side of your pinktoes home? Hot glue?
 

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Ok...here you go...if you want to do silk flowers...works well with arboreals
Here's a P regalis
 
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Or you can do something strange. Here is one of my GBB females. I think she's not terribly impressed with her container decorations!
 
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My C crayshawi is in a plastic pickle jar, no decorations, just lots of substrate!
 
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Here's a small A braunshauseni setup in a spice jar. I get them at Bi Mart for about $3 apiece
 
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here's my P fasciata....I pay about $3 for these containers as well, at Fred Meyer. These are a GREAT deal!
 
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last one...another of the same size container for an A versicolor. I buy loads of corkbark at reptile shows, and plastic and silk plants at the Dollar Store. For my arboreals, I just use vermiculite mostly. Although the P regalis loves to burrow, so he has peat moss instead
 
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Originally posted by invadermike
Very nice set up's Thanks Bill and James! Bill, how did you get the log chunk on the side of your pinktoes home? Hot glue?
Yep.. but a word of caution, and a lesson learned.. Wash, and dry the tank AND the bark before attempting to glue.. I had my P. regalis with a very liberal amount of glue holding up the bark, and it fell down.. I noticed dust on the glue still attatched to the bark, affixed to the glue. since then, I've gotten better about it.

Bill
 

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Hey Holley -

I love the look of your enclosures, simple, but with a woman's touch ;) One thing though.. for the webbing arboreals, do the screw lids really screw up the web when you open em? Or do you use the "pour lid" for feeding and such?

Bill
 

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thanks Bill!
good question, so far, no problem. In fact, the versicolor actually made her web hammock IN the lid LOL...here's a pic of her toes sticking out. The lid has a channel down the middle of it, apparently she thought it was perfect. That is why there is not alot of webbing in the container
 
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