To start breeding a tarantula, you need to properly prepare for it. First you need to read a little about tarantulas, browse the available species, look at the photos. To begin with, spiders that are easy to breed, not aggressive, weakly poisonous, resistant to breeding bugs are always recommended. Brachypelmy is ideal for this. Practically all Brachypelmas have a similar calm disposition. The different types of smithi, emilia, boehmei, auratum, etc. differ only in appearance.
If you have already chosen the tarantula that you want to breed, you should complete everything you need for such breeding. Breeding an tarantula is cheap and does not have many requirements. You need a terrarium, faunarium or plastic container. Young spiders are kept in small containers, e.g. after salad or ice cream. You should not place a young spider right away in a large terrarium. As a substrate you will need peat, the easiest way to buy peat briquettes available on our store in the form of circles or 9 liter blocks. Larger tarantulas will still require a bowl for water, young tarantulas are not given a bowl. A hiding place is necessary, e.g. half a coconut, a cave EXO TERRA , etc. When it comes to cork walls, artificial decorative, lianas are already at your discretion. Surely such a terrarium will look nicer and more like the natural habitat of a spider. You will need a thermohygrometer to measure temperature and humidity to provide the spider with optimal conditions. If the temperature is too low in the room, a heating element such as a heating cable or a heating mat should be used. A thermostat can be used to automatically regulate the temperature. You will still need tweezers to operate in the terrarium.
To sum up, in order to start breeding a spider, you need to stock up on:
- terrarium or bird container
- peat for the substrate (peat briquette discs or 9L block)
- for a larger tarantula water bowl, small spiders do not require
- hiding place, e.g. half a coconut or a cave
- artificial or live plants to decorate the terrarium, walls of expanded cork, lianas and other ornaments at your discretion
- thermohygrometer for measuring temperature and humidity
- thermostat for automatic temperature control, but it is not required, but it greatly simplifies obtaining the right temperature
- heating cable (10-25W) or heating mat (5-10W) if heating is required, you can also use a blue or red bulb
- tweezers for operating in the terrarium