Way cool, Devin! I'm digging the tarantula, bro!! I used to keep Rosehairs for a while. Very gentle, and their legs almost felt like Q-tips when they would be walking around on your hands or arms. I love the set up!!
I used to have a red tarantula when I was 22 or so, black and red but not nearly as striking as the photo of the one you want. I made the mistake of giving it a mouse to eat (I was 22 and stupid) but I got repaid because he killed it then sat on it drinking for a week and it stunk so bad, anyway I had to go in his cage and take him off the mouse and I was scared to death and choking, so stick to crickets.
Nice plant, Devin!!! Are you sure that you want tarantula webs in there though? Makes everything messy!!
Those plants in that last photo are in a different growout enclosure. I just threw that picture up there because it had some nice foliage.
I have spent some time looking at pictures of enclosures with tarantulas to get an idea of how the Avicularia tend to web. I hope that this one will web mainly up in the tops of the manzanita branches and not so much in the plants.
If anyone is looking for a gorgeous spider, look at web photos of Poecilitheria metallica. They are gorgeous as adults. I have two youngsters 3" long.. They are good feeders on thawed frozen crickets. They will get to about 8+ inches. They like humidity. Also have 2 P. ornata youngsters.
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Here is the little A. diversipes. I had it outside while transferring it to its new somewhat larger jar enclosure. This is the last time I try to handle a baby avic. It's super fast and almost got away from me.