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37G Column Viv for Avicularia

37G Column Viv for Avicularia

This is a quick start on a journal thread for this viv setup that I have been working on for a little while now. I already have plants and most everything else in it.



My intention is to keep a single Avicularia sp. tarantula in here. Avicularia are South American/Caribbean arboreal spiders and among the most attractive of tarantulas. Here is a Wikipedia, Creative Commons picture of A. versicolor...



I was working on the setup some more tonight and got a quick picture here of the top rear panel with fan, knob handle, hygrometer and thermometer.



I am trying to source an adult or sub-adult spider to introduce to the tank. I haven't settled with any particular species, but that A. versicolor would be a nice one to use.
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post #2 of 108 (permalink) Old 04-01-2012, 04:23 AM
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That is one B.A. tarantula. Very much looking forward to seeing more of this.
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I hope that I can track down a spider. Most of the adult avics that I see online are $100+. I might try to get to some shows in the next couple of months.
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VERY cool build. Definitely interested in updates!

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Gorgeous setup, love the tarantula. Good luck on finding the right one.
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Thanks. Yep I hope that I can find a spider. The plants could grow in a bit more, but the setup is basically ready. The idea is for the spider to build its web hide up in the top of the manzanita.
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Nice setup and good luck on finding the spider.
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Here's a previous shot of this setup with just the manzanita feature and Forest Floor assembly and before I added plants and leaf litter.

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Omg I hate spiders. You are crazy as hell for putting that thing in your house. Does look cool though
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I like spiders and most kinds of insects. I don't much care for mosquitoes.
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Omg I hate spiders. You are crazy as hell for putting that thing in your house. Does look cool though
Yea F*** spiders. That said tank looks awesome and the spider is pretty but F me i would not bring one into my house lol.



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I have a quick photo update for this setup and here you go...

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Little palm seedlings looking happy and growing nice and slow...

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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!!
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