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    Thread: Size of hide for T. Stirmi?

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      TConfused Size of hide for T. Stirmi?

      I have a large female T. Stirmi that has had half of a medium sized flower pot as a hide since I got her - the seller gave me the hide with her. She can fit her entire body into the hide, turn around, etc., but there is not any room for moving around otherwise. - In anyone's experience, do these animals prefer smaller hides (the way snakes prefer tighter hides to give them a feeling of safety), or do they prefer something they can move around in?

      She is in a 20 gal. long terrarium and has bulldozed all the plants in the immediate vicinity of her hide. She ignores the rest I think, so they're just there for my own enjoyment.

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      Hi dfleary. Welcome!

      There are a few members here who should be able to speak to that (Scoolman and Ranchibi come to mind). I am sure they can give you good advice on that.

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      Toss the male in, take him out of the water dish in bolus form the next day.

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      Welcome dfleary! I have 3 adult female stirmi and have 1/2 plastic pots as hides also. The hides for these are 12"Wide x 14"Tall and I plug the drain holes with cotton balls to help keep the humidity inside. This girl is a good 10" and can move around easily in that size hide. You can also use a large plastic bowl if it will fit in her tank with a door cut out. I grew these from slings to now and had to get larger and larger hides as they grew! So, I now have many smaller 1/2 plastic pots that I have no use for!
      T. stirmi 0.3.18, T. apophysis 6.5" 0.1.0
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      If she wanted more she she would dig out some substrate. Both of my girls have made rather larger accommodations for themselves, they do seem to prefer more space in their hide.

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