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Discussion in 'General Tarantula Discussion' started by RonC, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. RonC

    RonC Active Member

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    Got my G. pulchra today. About 25 mm dls. Realized the enclosure was too big so I found a small condiment cup and prepared it for the new T. Walked back in to move it to the new habitat and it had already crawled off the paper towel and burrowed into the too big habitat. Got to see it for all of 5 minutes. Here's a picture of it resting from it's journey before it disappeared. IMG_0488.JPG
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member Premium Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    That's Ts for you. Now it could be months before you see it again.:)
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    Rs50matt Well-Known Member

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    Mines currently premolt so waiting for it to do its thing. That's around the size I got mine at though. :)
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    Here's a little better picture before it burrowed. IMG_0489.JPG
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    If its eating and finding its feeders within a day or two, it might be best to leave it where it is. They will get bigger.
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    Dave Jay Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Very nice, I like the tank too.
    I'm inclined to agree with White Lightning, unless it's easy to catch without causing you or the tarantula stress you might as well leave it be. I find crickets to be very inquisitive, sooner or later they will investigate the wrong hole. Once the spider is settled in you'll soon find out where it is living and be able to drop food right in front of it.
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    This little booger burrowed right in the middle of the enclosure. Looks like I stuck a pencil in the substrate. It'll grow into the enclosure eventually. I think I've figured out a pattern for the holes in the enclosure that doesn't block the view too much. Cork hide is way too big too. May be why it immediately burrowed.
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    Dave Jay Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    A lot of species are known to burrow as slings even if that is not their habit later in life. It may be too late but you could try putting holes against the glass at various stages in the moisture gradient, it may move as the tank settles and a gradient is established but the middle will likely be "just right" anyway. :)
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    Greg New Member

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    It could stay underground for two months or more in a stretch. It will test your patience. Try not to worry; it will eventually emerge. If you got a couple of meals into it before descent underground, it should be ok.
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    It comes out to hunt at night and moved it's burrow to the side of the enclosure. Not going to overfeed this one. Think they might get a full belly and go hide till they are hungry again or molt. My G. pulchripes hasn't poked it's head out in a few weeks after it ate a couple of meals.
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    Hope its a girl. You could have her for 20 years.
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