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New Juvie T Stirmi Enclosure

Hey all, I'm getting a T.Stirmi on Fri. I Just finished its enclosure, and just thought I'd get an opinion. I've had one before, and I just want to make sure everything looks good. Any tips? It is about 2in. Spider. I know they grow fast. All the mosses were disinfected and rinsed thoroughly in hot and cold water. The sticks are to hold the burrow in until she arrives.
Can't Wait!!!
 

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menavodi

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From what I can see it looks good. Not sure if I see water crystals. Don’t use them. Have fun with your new arrival. :)
 

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Anything slate or rock in a stirmis enclosure is not good. These are heavy spiders and they often drag their heavy abdomens around on the ground. This can cause a future drag injury. Think soft when you work with stirmis. They come from a rain forest that is basically wet soft leaves and moss...no rocks. ;)
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Anything slate or rock in a stirmis enclosure is not good. These are heavy spiders and they often drag their heavy abdomens around on the ground. This can cause a future drag injury. Think soft when you work with stirmis. They come from a rain forest that is basically wet soft leaves and moss...no rocks. ;)View attachment 45464
Even if their grounded up into small rocks or powder?
 

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@Arachnoclown I spent soo much time on the enclosure dang. Ok Thanks man
At least your doing your homework. :D

Heres another discussion on it
 

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If your going for a decor look I would use a round smooth drain rock. I dont use perlite at all...I use vermiculite instead. Maybe @Phil Has???
never used perlite either. Used vermiculite previously (about 15 to 20 years ago thats all that was ever used for the full substrate not just a mix). I have all my Ts on coco fibre now. It seems to retain moisture well enough where needed. All 3 of my theraphosa species are on it.
 

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