New Cobalt Blue

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New Cobalt Blue

Post by John Do » Thu, 14 Feb 2002 17:41:20



Well I have decided to get a Cobalt Blue as my first pet. *hides* I know
some of you say that they aren't good first T's, but I did own alot of "i
guess" chilean rose hairs when i was a little kid. I think I can handle the
responsibility of keeping the cobalt. Heres for my questions. I have a 10
gallon aquarium, which is suppose to be fine for the C. Blue, but im going
to need 8-10" of substrate. So would it be ok to get a 20 gallon aquarium,
and stick 10" substrate in their? Im getting lots of different sizes on the
amount of substrate to use, any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks for any
help guys.
 
 
 

New Cobalt Blue

Post by Wyve » Fri, 15 Feb 2002 07:55:21


mine was happy with 3 inches of dirt. I stuck some fake silk ivy vines around
the permimeter and he enjoyed excavating and creating a web tunnel between it
and the side of the tank and then plastering the excavated dirt over the
outside of the web to finish it off.  I was just totally bummed that he ended
up being a male rather than a female and didn't last long once he matured.

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New Cobalt Blue

Post by Jason Turn » Fri, 15 Feb 2002 12:39:44


Stick with the 10 gallon. A 10 gallon is penty big enough for almost any
tarantula. I would say use at least 6 inches of 50/50 peat
moss/vermiculite. Use more if you want but its not really needed.
Cobalts like the bottom of the substrate to be more moist than the top.
But keep the humidity high and NEVER let the bottom get too dry.  Hope
that helps.

                 Thank You
                 Jason Turner

 
 
 

New Cobalt Blue

Post by Leslie Fo » Sat, 16 Feb 2002 03:10:55


She would be quite happy with a sweet jar( plastic well washed) 3/4 full
with peat this has the advantage that she is nearly always visible through
the side. I have kept Skeleton  T's like this for 2-3 years and even as
pairs for 2-3 weeks(males were then removed).

Quote:
> Stick with the 10 gallon. A 10 gallon is penty big enough for almost any
> tarantula. I would say use at least 6 inches of 50/50 peat
> moss/vermiculite. Use more if you want but its not really needed.
> Cobalts like the bottom of the substrate to be more moist than the top.
> But keep the humidity high and NEVER let the bottom get too dry.  Hope
> that helps.

>                  Thank You
>                  Jason Turner

 
 
 

New Cobalt Blue

Post by John Do » Sat, 16 Feb 2002 05:01:44


oh...well i have the 10 gallon just laying aroud so i thought i would use
it. i went to walmart last night to pick up some stuff for her..i fount peat
moss, fo $1.20 a bag, so i bought 3, i found a planting cup, and a humidity
guage, now all i like is, crickets, and the actual trantula..oh i also
picked up some fake green leaves to put around the pottery cup, i will take
pictures as soon as i get back Saturday with her.
thanks.


Quote:
> She would be quite happy with a sweet jar( plastic well washed) 3/4 full
> with peat this has the advantage that she is nearly always visible through
> the side. I have kept Skeleton  T's like this for 2-3 years and even as
> pairs for 2-3 weeks(males were then removed).


> > Stick with the 10 gallon. A 10 gallon is penty big enough for almost any
> > tarantula. I would say use at least 6 inches of 50/50 peat
> > moss/vermiculite. Use more if you want but its not really needed.
> > Cobalts like the bottom of the substrate to be more moist than the top.
> > But keep the humidity high and NEVER let the bottom get too dry.  Hope
> > that helps.

> >                  Thank You
> >                  Jason Turner