The Basic Spider and Scorpion kit is the perfect choice for someone who wants to start out with their first tarantula or scorpion. Spiders and scorpions have simple care requirements and this set up doesn’t make it any more complicated than necessary. This kit comes with a small glass tank, a small heat mat to keep your invert warm, a peat based substrate, a small hide and micro water dish. The tank is a suitable sized enclosure for most species of tarantula except for the largest species and some arboreal species may fare better in the deluxe set up, with a slightly taller and larger tank.
As it says we will upgrade your analogue thermometer for a digital thermometer with probe. This will make it easier to read and less opening and closing your enclose to check it’s all work correctly. The digital thermometer is also more accurate and measures the temperature to an accuracy 0.1F.
The primary source of heating in this style of set up is the heat mat and therefore it is a good idea to get yourself a thermostat to make sure that your heat mat does not over-heat your animal's enclosure. While this is very rare - especially with the heat mats we supply it is better to be safe than sorry!