View Full Version : A versicolor ventilation help please!

09-06-2009, 11:56 AM
I usually post under AllieCat70 but I guess when I'm at work/home I have registered under different names....dunno....anyway, got my first A. versicolor sling today and put it in it's new home. Well, it crawled out one of the holes I made with the ice pick!! eek! Glad I saw it!!! Well, I just cut off the foot of a pair of panty hose and stretched it around the enclosure (one of those containers from the container store) - my question is, is this going to allow enough ventilation??? I've never had an Avic before. Thanks for the info!!! I'll also be out of town for 3 days so my timing wasn't very good!!!! Leaving this afternoon....

09-06-2009, 12:45 PM
I'd be worried about the sling chewing through the pantyhose. If you don't have time to fix the enclosure before your trip, I would consider placing it's entire current enclosure, pantyhose and all into a large tupperware or sterlite container. This will contain the sling if it gets through the first line of defense.

When you get back, beg, borrow or steal a drill/dremel and get a a 1/16" drill bit. This will make holes that are the proper size for your Avic...

Good luck,

09-06-2009, 01:57 PM
Great!! I will do that! Thanks so much! I never thought that they would/could chew through panty hose!! lol!!! If I put the container in another container - that will be enough ventilation??? It will only be until Thursday......

09-06-2009, 03:35 PM
You're welcome, and yes, a large container will leave plenty of air for your sling...