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post #31 of 108 (permalink) Old 07-02-2012, 02:18 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you. He/she/it really is pretty. I am not putting this one in the big display tank because it is a juvenile and less than an inch long. I will be instead keep it in a smaller growout jar enclosure. I still need to track down an adult or sub-adult avic to use in the display terrarium.

I gave this little sling a single dubia roach nymph later this afternoon and he grabbed it right away. It's always good to see your animals eat.
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post #32 of 108 (permalink) Old 07-02-2012, 04:50 AM
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Wow it's really a beautiful spider, I bet it will slow down after it get settled in to its new home, especially since it's new home will be as natural as you will make it.
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post #34 of 108 (permalink) Old 07-17-2012, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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I just got another big crate of manzanita via UPS. I am pondering doing yet another setup for a 20 High fish tank and making another one of these drop-in manzanita features. I have plenty of plats around here anyway.

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Here’s another quick picture showing the rear panel console. This covers up part of the enclosure top while also holding a circulation fan, digital temperature & humidity gauges and screen vents.

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Here's a quick picture of the new Avicularia metallica. I had it out in the bathtub for a few shots.

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post #37 of 108 (permalink) Old 08-03-2012, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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I really like this spider.

This is just exactly what I envisioned for this setup.

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Another quick shot, closer...

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Spiders make me uncomfortable, but man if that isn't a beautiful animal along with a beautiful setup.
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post #40 of 108 (permalink) Old 08-04-2012, 06:31 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks! Really this spider is very cute and mellow too. Avicularia are among the most docile of tarantulas. While I was coaxing it around for picture-taking it just slowly went wherever I directed it.

I fed it a single dubia roach tonight. It's always good to see your animals eating well.
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OMG... I just had to post. This is one bad mo fo tank. Never new a tarantula setup would look like this. How difficult is it to upkeep? I imagine you would have to keep your tarantula at bay somehow while cleaning and watering this tank.

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OMG... I just had to post. This is one bad mo fo tank. Never new a tarantula setup would look like this. How difficult is it to upkeep? I imagine you would have to keep your tarantula at bay somehow while cleaning and watering this tank.
Thanks! With this project I was trying to do something different by making an enhanced planted display setup for a tarantula. This kind of thing is popular for dart frogs, but not used much for arthropods.

The planting in this setup practically takes care of itself. I haven't had the spider in there long enough to observe yet how much of a mess it might web or dirty the enclosure with feces, but it's a roomy enclosure so I hope that it won't be too bad.
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I just reformatted this picture quick with names for the plants.



I put some of my favorite unusual collector plants in there.
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Wow thats awesome.
How do you keep poison dart frogs without dying lol?
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Thanks...no frogs in there, just the spider.
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