what’s up? Everybody hope yall doing fantastic. Welcome back to my Youtube channel. My name is Diane, and you’re watching my Tilly Attis. If you enjoyed video is about different species of cool invertebrates such as tarantulas, isopods and scorpions definitely consider subscribing down below. Don’t forget to think the notification Bell afterwards that you know when each of my uploads is coming out, so you probably already know that there’s a bit of a controversy surrounding keeping animals in bins as opposed to glass, terrariums, or Bavarians. Now for me. I personally lean towards the sense of practicality. I can definitely see the beauty and presentable aspect that makes a glass varium more attractive, however, when you have a collection of wonderful tarantulas like the one you see behind me Financially, it’s just not feasible, but at the same time it has no adverse effect to the animal so long as you’re providing it with the proper care requirements, it has enough space if it has access to water shelter if it feels safe, That’s what matters to the tarantula, especially an animal that’s not gonna care whether it’s in glass or plastic. However, there are things that you can do to improve the overall aesthetic and functionality of a bin enclosure and today we’re going to be discussing how adding live plants to your bins can make your bin tarantula enclosure that much better, so stick around. If you want to learn about that, let’s get right into it for today’s question of the day. I want to ask you guys where you stand. Would you say that? Keeping tarantulas in bins or containers is appropriate. It’s right, there’s nothing wrong with it, or do you feel? The tarantulas are best suited to be housed in glass. Terrariums, let me know in the comment section down below and as always. I’ll get your comment in heart and afterwards we’ll probably have a bit of a conversation awesome, so we can probably all agree that glass, terrariums are. Please look at who says you can’t. Turn a bin like this into something. A little bit more beautiful planting your tarantula. Bin Enclosures are several benefits. Firstly, it’s aesthetically pleasing it’s hard to deny that putting a plant and an enclosure makes it look better. It’s natural and it looks nice, but did you know that the addition of plants to the bin enclosure also benefits your pet tarantula? Here’s how tarantulas breathe using two sets of organs called book lungs. These four book like structures are contained within solid pockets on the underside of the tarantula’s body. They allow for the diffusion of oxygen between leaf-like structures that make up the book lungs called Lamellae. Lamellae are stacked within these pockets like thin pages of a book, hence the name. Heba lymph, which is in vertebrate blood, circulates through the lamellae and picks up oxygen through the small pockets of air between the stacks. So now that you know how tranch allows breathe. How does this apply to placing live plants in their enclosure? Well, respiration results in water loss, especially for animals with booked lungs. That’s why it’s so important for spiders to have the right amount of humidity and air flow for each species, even desert species retreat into deep moisten burrows to escape from true. Highness and heat. Adding plants to your bins helps maintain humidity in several ways, first plants help hold water around and in their roots, which in turn helps keep soil around the moisten. If they start to go thirsty, they begin to sag or wilt, which essentially serves as a marker that not only tells you that your plant needs water but that the tarantula’s enclosure is starting to get too dry. I usually like to keep one side of the bin drier and keep my client side moistened that way. The animal has gradients to choose from. So now what I’m going to do is show you how easy it is to set up a tarantula enclosure bin with live plants from scratch. I’m going to be rehousing! Xena, my female Colombian lessor black tarantula, Xena, Thus and Montes, as she recently molted and is now way too large to stay in her current enclosure. Let’s start by preparing her new bin. I’ve taken some time to use my dremel tool to add ventilation holes to lid of the enclosure. You can purchase this. Dremel for your own container to enclosure converting by following the link in my video description. Now let’s move on to the substrate. Electon makes a few things together to create a moisture retaining blend that also holds its shape fairly well for animals that choose to burrow, don’t worry. This is really quite easy for this. We’ll be mixing some. Dilla, jungle mix black earth and a bit of Terrarium. Moss, Then all we’re gonna do is blend those ingredients until we get the desired consistency we want. Every ingredient should be evenly mixed. So that you don’t have little random clumps of moss? If you do it properly, the moss is evenly spread without the substrate and those are little pockets that hold extra moisture. The small bits of fur bark in the Zillah jungle. Mix, help, add a bit more aeration as it breaks down and the black earth is gonna be there to hold moisture and really help. Keep that soils floor. I just look at that mix. It looks so good. It’s like a fluffy, earthy pillow. You just want to lay down on, maybe? I’m getting a little carried away here, but yeah, that’s gonna work real well. So for this enclosure, we’ll be using a small pathos, cutting quite perfect and hopefully it’ll have the opportunity to grow in Xena’s enclosure over time when it comes to choosing what plans to use for this. I honestly have two strong recommendations. Firstly, choose a hardy plant, something that grows well under low light that’s adaptable, etc. Lastly, choose a cheap planet. I use pothos. It’s super Hardy, very affordable and can tolerate dry spells and lower light conditions. I have a few hanging baskets. I take cuttings from and Rutten water, But as long as you wash them thoroughly and we plant them in a pesticide and fertilizer free media. They’re safe for use, remember? This tarantulas are home interior designers and they love to redecorate, meaning that there’s a chance you’ll find that plant uprooted later or even damaged from some chewing, which I find to be really interesting behavior. Naturally, there are also plenty of species that all web over the plant leaves to create more shelter and a secure environment for themselves. This to me concludes that adding plants also provides the tarantulas with some form of enrichment or it’s just an extra thing that the animal can interact with in its environment. Why not right, all right, Everyone, we’ll have a look. We’re just preparing the last few things for Xena’s enclosure. I’m gonna be reusing this nice piece of bark here to help create more of a shelter, so we’ll get that pressed in and put a bit of a substrate over it on the sides and at the top as well in a SEC. Yeah, there we go, and that’ll just make it feel more secure for the animal. I think it turned out pretty good. You give it a bit of time And that potho’s will grow a little more. Were gonna move the water dish further. There’s more open space around the entrance of the hide and now. I’m just gonna go ahead and build clean water now. Let’s go ahead and gently coax her into our new enclosure. I’ve given her a super horn to distract her a little bit. So hopefully she doesn’t need too much air kicking. I started trying to do this with a few animals, and I find that giving them a prey item so long as they don’t let it go really helps with any type of rehousing because they’re pretty distracted and generally don’t bolt when they’re holding prey. Voila, that was pretty easy to set up, and I’m sure the tarantula is going to love that you home awesome. Well, guys, there, you have it. I really hope you enjoyed watching this video. It only takes that small little effort to make a bin enclosure that much more aesthetically pleasing, but also increase the functionality in maintaining that relative humidity. You want for most species as well as creating a bit of enrichment for the beautiful tarantula that you call your pet so? I hope you learned a little something today. It’s such a simple thing to do, and I’d be happy to see what plants you incorporated into your animal’s enclosures. You can follow me on my other social media pages here. Send me a message on Instagram. Show me a photo of your new spider’s enclosure with the plants in it and I’ll be sure to share it on my story or maybe I’ll even take a bunch of the photos and post it in a future tarantula related video. Awesome guys, well once again. Thank you so much for watching. If you like this video, please don’t forget to give it a thumbs up. Share it with your friends. Maybe we can kind of perpetuate this idea of being live plants in our bins with our tarantulas. I think that would be really cool, but yeah, anyways. I look forward to seeing guys and another video again soon. So take care and have an awesome rest of your week. Bye, guys! !