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White knee

Post by John Games » Sun, 07 Nov 1999 04:00:00



Sorry If I have posted this before but I have been having problems
with my newsreader. I posted this about a fortnight ago and have no
idea if it got through or not so here we go again, please bare with
me.
My whiteknee has just shed again it's fourth (third for me) and It has
now been moved into a larger tank which should last it now. It has
just started to burrow in one corner of the tank but I only have an
inch and a half of vermiculite as substrate, as I do not know if it is
a burrower or not. There is half a plantpot in the aquarium though it
seems to spend all its time on top of it. How deep a substrate should
it have.
 
 
 

White knee

Post by Ro » Sun, 07 Nov 1999 04:00:00



(John Gamesby) hammered on their keyboard to say:

Quote:
>Sorry If I have posted this before but I have been having problems
>with my newsreader. I posted this about a fortnight ago and have no
>idea if it got through or not so here we go again, please bare with
>me.
>My whiteknee has just shed again it's fourth (third for me) and It has
>now been moved into a larger tank which should last it now. It has
>just started to burrow in one corner of the tank but I only have an
>inch and a half of vermiculite as substrate, as I do not know if it is
>a burrower or not. There is half a plantpot in the aquarium though it
>seems to spend all its time on top of it. How deep a substrate should
>it have.

Two of mine have burrowed and the other just stays on top.

Did it stop its first burrow before it got to the bottom? If so then
that isn't why it stopped so it isn't desperate for deeper substrate.

Just vermiculite won't support a burrow anyway I use half'n'half
peat/vermiculite mix.

Yours

Roy

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Post by John Games » Mon, 08 Nov 1999 04:00:00


Hi Roy,
It burrowed to the bottom then started webbing the sides and
surrounding area.
I think I will give it deeper substrate of half peat and vermiculite
how deep do you suggest.

Quote:
>Two of mine have burrowed and the other just stays on top.

>Did it stop its first burrow before it got to the bottom? If so then
>that isn't why it stopped so it isn't desperate for deeper substrate.

>Just vermiculite won't support a burrow anyway I use half'n'half
>peat/vermiculite mix.

>Yours

>Roy

>Tarantula Males available in Europe

> The Tarantula Bedroom
> http://www.laurie.u-net.com/

 
 
 

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Post by Leslie Fo » Mon, 08 Nov 1999 04:00:00


THERE ARE CURRENTLY 2 SPECIES GOING UNDER THE NAME OF WHITE KNEE BEING SOLD
THEY ARE Acanthoscuria genticulata &A. insubtilis both are burrowers if
yours  is a 4th instar it should be about 2cm leg span and should have about
5-10 cm depth of peat vermiculite mix as substrate but do not make it too
wet.if anyone is intrested I will have both of these species and hopefully
Acanthoscuria sp.(bolivian red rump picture in a BTS newsletter earlier this
year) if intrested Email me nearer the show.


 
 
 

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Post by John Games » Tue, 09 Nov 1999 04:00:00


Mine is Acanthoscuria genticulata with a leg span of about 3cm. So the
inch of vermiculite it is in now definitely needs to be increased with
a peat vermiculite mix. Thanks for all the information
Quote:
>THERE ARE CURRENTLY 2 SPECIES GOING UNDER THE NAME OF WHITE KNEE BEING SOLD
>THEY ARE Acanthoscuria genticulata &A. insubtilis both are burrowers if
>yours  is a 4th instar it should be about 2cm leg span and should have about
>5-10 cm depth of peat vermiculite mix as substrate but do not make it too
>wet.if anyone is intrested I will have both of these species and hopefully
>Acanthoscuria sp.(bolivian red rump picture in a BTS newsletter earlier this
>year) if intrested Email me nearer the show.