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My first pink toe and I have a few questions

Discussion in 'Tarantula Enclosures' started by Cavity, Sep 8, 2018.

  1. Cavity

    Cavity New Member

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    IMG_1844.JPG IMG_1846.JPG IMG_1847.JPG IMG_1849.JPG IMG_1852.JPG IMG_1853.JPG IMG_1854.JPG image.jpg IMG_1358.JPG I got my first tarantula, a pink toe, last month and wanted to know if I was doing okay and if theres anything I could improve on.

    Q:She/he is around 2in in size right now. Can anyone guess how old it would be?
    Q: How many crickets should I give it and should it be weekly? Currently im giving it 4-5 crickets a week, some days it will eat 2+ and some days it wont eat at all.
    Q: Is my terrarium okay for her size or should I get a larger tank?
    Q: Which live plants would you recommend if I were to plant some

    I want to provide the best living area for my t, so all advise is welcomed. Thank you
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    MassExodus Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Your terrarium looks great. I'd replace the screen top with acrylic, competely covered in vent holes. They need good ventillation and a large waterdish for humidity. The hygrometer wont give you an accurate reading, I'd toss it. No spraying except maybe occasionally. You want clean fresh air and dry sub, (moisten occasionally if you want, I never did.) They need good airflow, cover and climbing and webbing points, and a large fresh water dish. which you have, except those dishes are too small and porous, they leak into your sub and empty themselves over time. I've read too many threads about arborials getting their claws caught in fine mesh too endorse those tops. Never, ever keep an Avic in a wet, or even too moist, enclosure, it will kill it. That goes for any supposedly "tropical" species. Hope this helped :)
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    MassExodus Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Oh, and feed it when its hungry, until its an adult, just dont let it get obese. Dont know about live plants, never used them.
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    Shampain Well-Known Member

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    Couldn’t agre with mass more except on the mesh, I’ve never had a problem personally with mesh tops but there is a strong argument against them... I’d leave your set up as is personally:)
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    You’re gonna notice poop stains on the glass which wipe away easy with tissue and warm water, some arboreal C47446B8-25D6-4B5C-9381-53C2A31FB11A.jpeg Ts are dirty bitches lol!
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    Cavity New Member

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    Thank you, this was really helpful, glad to hear im giving it a good home! I will make sure to have a terrarium without mesh when I rehome after it molts
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    Cavity New Member

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    I have seen a few poop stains already lol, I will make sure to clean up. Your t is a cutie:)
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  8. Logan D

    Logan D Active Member 3 Year Member

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    I would try feeding her meal worms or Dubia Roaches they have more nutritional value than crickets hands down. For plants i use golden pothos or really any pothos work
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    For a 2" spider, I would only put in one cricket at a time. I'd feed twice a week. If it doesn't grab the cricket pretty soon after you introduce it and the opportunity presents itself, I'd remove the cricket.

    Crickets will chew on your spider and during molting time, the crickets could kill your spider. Feeding one at a time and keeping track of each and every one will prevent this problem. If there are some extras hiding in there, your spider will be in danger when it molts.
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    Cool, thank you! Ive been feeding my crickets pretty well in hopes the nutrition of that goes to my t in the end but I will look into the dubia roaches!
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    Some spiders dont care for dubia, but they'll eat them if they're hungry enough. I like having lateralis as an alternative, they're equal to dubias in my eyes, and its very simple to keep both. I like dubias for larger animals, and lats for the little ones. Red runners is the common name. Either are better than crickets.
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