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C lividum

James1975

Active Member
On Friday I got myself a c lividum and may I say gorgeous. My problem is it's already in a enclosure. 2" of substrate and a flowerpot hide.and for those 2 days it's been out in the open.
As u all know it's a pet hole and likes to burrow and web up.si my question is shall I leave her to settle in before I put her in the right enclosure with deep substrate.
She was in her hide and I fed her then she webbed up the hide and stayed out in the open which carnt be good for her,what do u think.
 

Jess S

Well-Known Member
Hi James. If it was me I'd get her into the new enclosure straight away, as there's no point leaving her in a below par enclosure longer than necessary.

I don't have any Old World's (yet lol) but for any feisty species like that I wouldn't bother poking her into a catch cup. If I was in your shoes, I'd drop a container straight over her before she realises what's going on, wait for her to finish wigging out, then slide the lid (or cardboard) underneath, just like you'd do for a house spider. Then transferring to the new enclosure is a hell of a lot less hassle. But you've got a good mix of species so you've probably got it down to a fine art already!
 

James1975

Active Member
Hi James. If it was me I'd get her into the new enclosure straight away, as there's no point leaving her in a below par enclosure longer than necessary.

I don't have any Old World's (yet lol) but for any feisty species like that I wouldn't bother poking her into a catch cup. If I was in your shoes, I'd drop a container straight over her before she realises what's going on, wait for her to finish wigging out, then slide the lid (or cardboard) underneath, just like you'd do for a house spider. Then transferring to the new enclosure is a hell of a lot less hassle. But you've got a good mix of species so you've probably got it down to a fine art already!
I think your right Jess and yes cup her would be better I've know idea what her temperament is like but I will find out.thanks for the info.
 

Jess S

Well-Known Member
I think your right Jess and yes cup her would be better I've know idea what her temperament is like but I will find out.thanks for the info.
Watch those fingers James!! Just drop a container over her and hold it steady so she doesn't have a chance to react. Good luck my friend.
 

James1975

Active Member
Thanks I will let u know how it goes.
Hi jess finally rehouse her she was a nightmare pure evil ,I still love her though.i could not cup her she was in her hide,I turned the hide upside down then I left her to settle she was in stress mode all legs closed in so I went in there picked the hide up with her on straight in the new enclosure before she could react.im still a newbie I deserve a gold star lol.
 

Jess S

Well-Known Member
She is absolutely gorgeous. No wonder you couldn't resist getting her. I love the look of them, but if they are happy you hardly ever see them. Why are there so many stunning fossorials?!
 
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