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hydrophyte 04-01-2012 04:17 AM

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.

freph 04-01-2012 04:23 AM

That is one B.A. tarantula. Very much looking forward to seeing more of this. :)

hydrophyte 04-01-2012 04:32 AM

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.

josolanes 04-01-2012 03:29 PM

VERY cool build. Definitely interested in updates!

2in10 04-01-2012 03:34 PM

Gorgeous setup, love the tarantula. Good luck on finding the right one.

hydrophyte 04-01-2012 04:11 PM

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.

GMYukonon24s 04-01-2012 04:13 PM

Nice setup and good luck on finding the spider.

hydrophyte 04-01-2012 05:27 PM


hydrophyte 04-02-2012 01:29 AM

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.

kwheeler91 04-02-2012 04:13 AM

Omg I hate spiders. You are crazy as hell for putting that thing in your house. Does look cool though :)

hydrophyte 04-02-2012 04:46 AM

I like spiders and most kinds of insects. I don't much care for mosquitoes.

OiZO 04-02-2012 07:05 AM


Originally Posted by kwheeler91 (Post 1800836)
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.

hydrophyte 05-29-2012 06:25 PM

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

hydrophyte 06-01-2012 02:50 AM

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

crazydaz 06-01-2012 03:14 AM

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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