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Re: Scorpion vs Tarantula

Keeping Spiders and Scorpions are basically the same thing, both require the same husbandry in sense.

It will come down to how you feel.

Tarantulas are faster and can climb glass.
Scorpions aren't as fast and they can't climb glass.
by fastback
Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:07 pm
 
Forum: Invertebrates
Topic: Scorpion vs Tarantula
Replies: 2
Views: 656

Re: My first project

Try Mica, They have ordered for me in the past. Builders warehouse, the cupboard section. Even Timber city. If you build your cage properly and your wood does not bow you can just use your hand to apply pressure to the glass and open it that way. Or when you get your glass cut, the glazer can just m...
by fastback
Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:08 am
 
Forum: Enclosure building
Topic: My first project
Replies: 32
Views: 3937

Re: need some feedback/advice

Very nice, looking good. As long the the acetone evaporates and you don't brush to much on the design, then it will be fine. I have used the flame suggestion before, just with gas torch, it is completely save to do, it just melts the polystyrene. But I mostly use my fingers and sand paper to scalp t...
by fastback
Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:51 am
 
Forum: Enclosure building
Topic: need some feedback/advice
Replies: 84
Views: 9614

Re: Chipboard melamite

You can also get safety glass, It is lamented glass, 5mm is as good as 6mm glass, even better and will be safer. Just get your runners first and make sure of the thickness of glass the runners can take. Build your cage first and then it is easier to work out what your glass should be cut to. Also ge...
by fastback
Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:49 pm
 
Forum: Enclosure building
Topic: Chipboard melamite
Replies: 27
Views: 4070

Re: Chipboard melamite

And another tip, with your screws at the bottom of the enclosure, countersink them so that they are flush against the wood so you don't end up scratching surfaces you might put your enclosure on. I bought an enclosure from someone and I ended up making two deep scratches on my wood table due to this...
by fastback
Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:01 pm
 
Forum: Enclosure building
Topic: Chipboard melamite
Replies: 27
Views: 4070

Re: Chipboard melamite

5mm glass should be fine. Use screws, as nails will not hold the wood very secure. When buying your wood ask the guys what screws must be used for the thickness. But with a 16mm thick board you should not just split it, unless the screws you are using are to thick and you screw it in to close to the...
by fastback
Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:26 pm
 
Forum: Enclosure building
Topic: Chipboard melamite
Replies: 27
Views: 4070

Re: henley on klip

Rinkals are a normal occurrence in Henley on klip. I have had 6 encounters over 10 years from a couple weeks old to adults in and around the yard. You can give the Henley watch a phone call, they have contacts for problem snakes removals. Or you can try Michael 083 510 5969. Not to sure if he still ...
by fastback
Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:01 pm
 
Forum: Problem Reptile Removals
Topic: henley on klip
Replies: 1
Views: 994

Re: My first project

Timbercity is selling, plain 16mm pressed wood @ 1850 wide X 2750 long for R380 a sheet.
and Super wood for R420, not sure of the size though.
by fastback
Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:40 pm
 
Forum: Enclosure building
Topic: My first project
Replies: 32
Views: 3937

Bull frogs (P. adspersus) found

Evening All At around 19:00 this evening my girlfriend found 2 bull frogs about 4 houses from where we stay. She drove past the one frog sitting in the middle of the road eating ants, she thought it looked like a bull frog so she stopped and went back to have a look and sure enough it was a bull fro...
by fastback
Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:39 am
 
Forum: Amphibians
Topic: Bull frogs (P. adspersus) found
Replies: 3
Views: 885

Re: Brick Cages

So lets try this again! :D :smt006

2nd. Elevation view.
Elevation view.jpg


1st Plan view.
Plan view.jpg
by fastback
Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:00 am
 
Forum: Enclosure building
Topic: Brick Cages
Replies: 15
Views: 2901

Re: Brick Cages

Morning So hoping I understood your first post with all the measurements and the sizes, I put something together as a suggestion to your project! Sorry for the quality of the drawings, I could not attached the original PDF's. I have attached two copy and pasted and resized drawings. 1 st is the floo...
by fastback
Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:15 am
 
Forum: Enclosure building
Topic: Brick Cages
Replies: 15
Views: 2901

Re: Please identify this scorpion

Looks like a Uroplectus sp

Maybe a Uroplectes lineatus. ?
by fastback
Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:33 am
 
Forum: Invertebrates
Topic: Please identify this scorpion
Replies: 3
Views: 772

Re: need some feedback/advice

I used small screws in one of my old snake cages to keep the runners attached, I spaced them evenly apart so the glass could actually slide on screws, I did not have any issues, and my Brother in-law who bought the enclosure from me has not had issues with it. The enclosure is 1.2m long by 700mm hig...
by fastback
Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:06 pm
 
Forum: Enclosure building
Topic: need some feedback/advice
Replies: 84
Views: 9614

Re: need some feedback/advice

Well I must say that bond seal is a good idea, I have tried and tested it out as a sealer.
I made a wooden box and painted 3 coats of bond sealer and then added water, and it stood like that for 2 months, no leaks.
by fastback
Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:04 pm
 
Forum: Enclosure building
Topic: need some feedback/advice
Replies: 84
Views: 9614

Re: need some feedback/advice

Are you using laminated wood or raw wood?
by fastback
Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:08 pm
 
Forum: Enclosure building
Topic: need some feedback/advice
Replies: 84
Views: 9614
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