Tarantula DIY enclosures part TRES!

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I’m always looking to update or improve on the tarantula housing situation, and I’ve found a really inexpensive way to build out arboreal enclosures using 2.5 gallon Aqueon aquariums. This size is sometimes referred to as a ‘Betta House’, referencing the beautiful Siamese fighting fish.

While I am fond of customizing Zoomed bugariums for fast moving T’s like the beautiful Poecilotheria genus, the front door vertical set up works really well for slower moving tree spiders such as large juvenile or adult Avicularia.

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Four Zoomed Bugariums and some AMAC boxes below left.

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Enclosures are for keeping things inside.

A.seemanni colors

Aponophelma seemanni (Costa Rican Zebra)

Just a quick update on the Tarantula side of the zoo, as well as a walk through of the types of enclosures that I use.

I’m going to be building a custom arboreal (tree spider) enclosure based on the first attempt that I built for my Avicularia avicularia (no I did not stutter…that is the name for the Guyana pinktoe.  🙂  )

For now another gallery post with several of the species as well as the enclosure types that I prefer.

Just click on the first picture to enter the gallery and see the captioned information on each set up. Enjoy!