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    I did some reading about tarantulas and read that they can make short work of screen and mesh. I have a Gooty Sapphire Ornamental (P. metallica) and an A. versicolor and when they're big enough I had planned to move them into 12"x12"x18" Exos. Does anyone else keep their Ts in these? Are they just going to chew their way out?

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    should not be a problem

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    I have seen several species of Avicularia kept in screen enclosures with no problem. I have also seen Aphenopelma seemanni chew through screen pretty quickly. I have never seen Poecilotheria sp. kept in screen enclosures so I'll leave you to make that decision, but I would have no worries keeping the A. versicolor in an exo terra.
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    Thanks for the reply. So far I moved my ornamental into the exo terra, he's only half grown but so far no screen damage. He's made a little web hut that extends halfway up the enclosure, starting at the bottom, behind some bamboo. I think I'll remove the bamboo that isn't part of the structure and add a fake plant or something so there's a little more decoration in there. It's too bad I can't see him now, and only catch him wandering around after the lights have been out for awhile! Makes it hard to monitor if I'm feeding him enough.

    The versicolor is finally big enough and will be moved next week sometime when I get the time to escape proof the tank. I'm excited! I know deli cups are practical but they don't look so nice and I hate cleaning them.
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