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Enclosure improvements.

Discussion in 'Tarantula Enclosures' started by Rs50matt, Jul 12, 2019 at 7:06 AM.

  1. Rs50matt

    Rs50matt Well-Known Member

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    I've been redoing some enclosures recently and yesterday I redone my G Pulchras home and I think I'm happy with it (ignore the label i need to change it) he's in an Exo terra breeding box small.
    All the others are in 16oz deli cups and 1 12oz. I enjoy making enclosures and find the smaller ones appealing to look at. I'm somewhat proud of them even thou they are simple :)

    I want to redo my Campestratus enclosure thou as it's ugly as hell. She's currently in an Exo terra mini (30x30x30). Any suggestions would be appreciated. I'm leaning towards bio but I'm not sure. Someone help :D


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    ilovebrachys Well-Known Member

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    fantastic job @Rs50matt :D loving the look and creativity you have put in to your enclosures you have,good reason to be proud of them:D
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    They look great, well done :)
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    Good looking all the way. I do have life plants in all of mine...
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    Rs50matt Well-Known Member

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    I was made aware that you plant your enclosures so I’m glad you’ve commented :D.

    I’ve seen a few bio enclosures and I do like the idea and look of them. Just don’t know where to start with plant species.
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    I do use “Wandering Jew” and “Devil’s Ivy”. Easy to grow. Easy to cut down... :)
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    Ficus pumila and any small firn is good as well.

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    Rs50matt Well-Known Member

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    What about for sub? Do you use potting soil and drainage layer? I’m also assuming you plant up the enclosure and leave to bed in for a few weeks before introducing a T? Sorry to ask so many questions lol
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    I use organic potting soil with no added fertilizer. I start a new terrarium usually the night before I get a new spider...LOL :D I find that if the plants are doing good the spiders are fine as well. I do not use plants in a desert enclosure.
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    Ok no problem. I did use some before so I'll look back at what I ordered and get some of that again. That's good to know cos I'll need to temporarily house my T and don't want here out of enclosure for too long :D. How about drainage layer? Is that something you bother with or is needed?
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    I have no drainage. When the plant looks like it needs water, I spray and moist the soil. Sometimes I flood the area with the plants...
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