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    Thread: Noob questions about arboreal

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      Noob questions about arboreal

      I'm thinking about getting my first arboreal T, and I wanted to make sure I know how to get everything set up correctly before I do so.

      What's the best starter arboreal? I really want a Heteroscodra maculata, but I've heard they are VERY fast and their venom is extremely potent.

      What are the best things to get for arboreal T's to be comfortable?

      Do I need much things to climb for arboreal slings?

      Any tips would be helpful!

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      An upright enclosure, with more height than floor space. Something with good airflow. You want good humidity, but you don't want stagnant air. That can be a challenge. I would stay with something simpler like an Avicularia sp. An H. mac would not be a good choice in my opinion. If you don't like Avics, then maybe a P. regalis? Still potent venom, but not as fast an an H. mac and the regalis is probably the easiest Poec to keep.

      You want some arboreal decor for the sling to climb on and make webs with. A stick or a fake plant should do. Make sure the enclosure isn't too big for the sling. Smaller is better when they are tiny, allows them to find their food easier too.
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      Have you ever kept an old world or fast tarantula? If not try something in the Psalmopoeus species as they don't have as potent bite as an old world and it'll let you start getting accostomed to faster Ts. Everything else Vez said is spot on.
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      I learned that you need to give them a hide that when they web it , it will not interfere with the screen lid to the enclosure.when they web up the top of the tank to the lid you will panick the spider = no good for a quick species.
      i use a vertical log or a slanted cork bark

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      I agree with Beth and Vez. H. mac, ........ NO! I would go with Psalmopoeus cambridgei - Trinidad Cheveron, Psalmopoeus irminia - Venezuelan Suntiger or Psalmpoeus pulcher - Panama Blonde.

      The only other arboreal species that I would consider would be any
      Tapinauchenius species. They are fast but are not very large and don't have the venom potency of the H. mac.
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