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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by shaun, Dec 7, 2018 at 12:02 AM.

  1. shaun

    shaun New Member

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    Hi,
    I had a juvenile pink toe foisted onto me, I reluctantly agreed to look after it and the furry little thing has grown on me! ( not literally).
    I am doing my best to follow on-line advice but find lots of contradiction. Hoping to get good information here.
    Shaun.
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    Dave Jay Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately there is no cream that can undo the damage, it's too late. Once you contract Tarantula on your skin or within you are doomed. All you can do is try and control the symptoms by delaying each Tarantula purchase as long as you can.
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    LC72uk Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Welcome to the Group..........:):T:
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    Phil Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    welcome to the forum. You have come to the right place and a big hello to a fellow UK member :)

    Please post pics of your lovely little furry friend (I mean the tarantula @Dave Jay before you think otherwise....LOL).

    you will be an "arachnoholic" before you know it :)
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    Dave Jay Well-Known Member

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    I don't see my furry little friend so much these days...sigh.
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    Phil Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    there are other sites and forums that can help you there buddy..ha ha
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member Premium Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Hello Shaun and welcome to the hobby :)
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    Hello and welcome. A pink toe was one of my very first many years ago. Great tarantulas.
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    Whitelightning777 Well-Known Member Premium Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    You do know that you have to take pics and upload them for the T to do is best right?

    Avics are among the most stunning in terms of their appearance in the entire hobby.

    They are dry spiders. Add no misting or humidity in any way shape or form. Use an elevated waterdish because some of them will not go to the ground to drink water.
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    This is the tank, how do I elevate the water dish?
    The pet shop guy said to mist the tank, as pink toes need it and he gave me some live moss to keep damp. I keep getting contradictory advice, which makes it difficult for a novice like me.

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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member Premium Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Caribena/Avicularia live in humid forests and it was always believed that they needed high humidity but they live high up in the trees where the breezes disperse the moisture. Over time keepers realised that in fact high humidity kills many of them which is why it is now accepted that it is better to keep them dry with good cross ventilation.
    Some people do glue the water bowl to the side of the container or the wood. Personally I never bothered, my girl has a water bowl down on the substrate and she has constructed a web tunnel right down the side of her wood to the edge of the bowl where I do occasionally see her appear for a drink.
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    Welcome to the family ^-^
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    shaun New Member

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    Cool, thanks. I will give it a go
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    Welcome to the group. As long as you have a water dish it doesnt matter. I have both high and low dishes and all my arboreal Ts drink from them. Ive even changed it up on them and they still find it and drink out of it. If you want one up high I use a plastic lid or condiment cup and hot glue it to the enclosure. The only good thing I've noticed about having a water dish up high is they are less likely to trash it up with dirt, feces and bolus.
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    shaun New Member

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    Sounds like a good idea, I have not seen her (I have named her Claudette, but I wouldn't have a clue as to it's gender) on the ground, spends most of the time on the tank side, up high.
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    This is simple wine glass by the side of the enclosure.
    Charles elevated waterdish B.jpg

    There are actually a zillion ways to do it.
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    shaun New Member

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    Great pic, and thanks for the advice
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    Whitelightning777 Well-Known Member Premium Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    No problem. If you go to YouTube and look up dark den, he builds these enclosures that are right or of this world.