Hi all, I'm just over week into being a tarantula owner now. Got a juvenile B. Albopilosum from The Spider Shop online. I'll be lurking around here and arachnoboards making sure I'm not doing anything too dumb. Haven't done anything too stupid yet! So here are a few pics of my new additions home: I got a starter kit which had everything needed (obviously) including the dreaded heat mat and hygrometer. Tossed the heat mat but kept hygrometer as it has a temperature reading which I like as a reference because my house is pretty cold usually. Substrate is 100% coco fibre which I didn't dry out enough before putting my T in (mistake #1) but he has been fine with it. Will be switching to a mix of top soil and peat moss in the future as I hear these are better for burrowing. He's made a pretty big burrow under his hide. Dug down to the right hand corner and then gone straight across the bottom of the tank! I have some 4K footage of him dumping a lump of dirt and smushing it down which is pretty cool to watch. Not sure the rule son posting youtube links so I won't post. Also his hide is actually buried really deep. The hide I got with the kit was huge. I should have cut it to size but only thought of that after he made it his home! So there it is, my first T and he's pretty badass. Really good eater too. Let me know if I'm doing anything dumb!