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    Yeah, and it's all Massmorels' fault!

    Been looking on ebay tonight for very small plants that will do well in low light conditions (mini ferns, philos, mosses and so on) that I can use in the vivariums as I don't wanna use fake plants but I can't use high light stuff like mini orchids cos there won't be enough light to bloom them. If anyone has some neat miniature plants to trade for succulents or other stuff for PM me what you got, and pics if possible.

    Also, anybody have good ideas on how to "clean" a garden center plant of possible ferts and pesticides for use in a vivarium? Removing all original soil from the roots and repeated soakings in pure water perhaps?

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    I still like growing live moss in mine and recreating a realistic environment.








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    *shudders*
    pretty but still no thanks i think ill pass on ever owning a T ^^

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    pretty but still no thanks i think ill pass on ever owning a T
    Ah, you wuss! LOL

    I understand though, my pal Andy will just about die next time he comes over and finds a half dozen or more Tarantulas chilling out here! That's why the curtain, if he sees 'em he may never come back!

    Mass,
    That's what I want to do is plant these things up nice and natural like. That tree hole den is killer, now that our snow is going away and spring rains have started up maybe I can find the same sorta piece (or pieces) fallen in the woods behind my condo to make one for one of my tanks. I have plans to do 3 (or more) 10 gallon verts for the bigger arboreals. I've bought a selection of mosses, lichens and small plants tonight so I can start playing with them and get these enclosures established before I find occupants to put in them. Do you know of any cool/highland forest tarantulas? I remember reading about them but a guy I work with absconded with my T keepers guide so I can't look it up til he's done with it.



    Hey, my Pinktoe molted on Saturday night so next time I get some pics she'll be all shiny like a new car! My rosy has taken up residence in her den that I made (yay I musta done it right), maybe she'll molt too she's a big fattie! LOL

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    My rosie molted 3 times in 10 years.. so don't get your hopes up.

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    Did yours do the fasting thing?

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    they ALL do the fasting thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swords View Post
    I went to Storables and The Container Store today and picked up some great DIY Tarantula enclosures.

    1.5 gallon Candy Jars for arboreal baby spiders through sub adults. Some mantids will probably live in a couple of them too.


    I can fit eight across the top of my CD and DVD shelves (gotta get one more). So far no ventilation holes have been drilled or any decorations/plants added, just seeing how it all looks. I was going to get some Lowes style death cubes 4" x 4" x 8" for slings but these candy jars are just as clear/sturdy and have a least 3 times the mount of interior room and have a great lid that can be positioned top or on the side like I have it. This way feeding and maintenance won't disturb their aerial nests and I'll be able to see them from every side.

    Here's the main spider shelf:


    You can see on the second shelf from the bottom the stackable clear front shoe bins I got today. These will be excellent for terrestrial and burrowing Tarantulas. I think I will get six more drop downs for each of the other shelves. And put three 10 gallon vertical tanks up top for larger arboreal species...

    And incase anybody comes calling who doesn't need to know about them - what spiders?
    Very Nice!!!! your really getting down with it!!! what species do u plan on starting with? u getting baby spiders are u planning to breed?
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