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T. Vagans Feeding

octanejunkie

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Could not watch it..not loading.
It's a .mov file, which was attached and not inserted into the post, so it will want to download.
I scanned it for malware, watched it and reattached it here.

The spider appears to be pre-molt, bald butt?

Also enclosure appears to have too little substrate but that seems to be limited by the slits in the sides. Not a great tank as feeders can escape...

NOT MY VIDEO, belongs to OP
 
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8LeggedPreds

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It's a .mov file, which was attached and not inserted into the post, so it will want to download.
I scanned it for malware, watched it and reattached it here.

The spider appears to be pre-molt, bald butt?

Also enclosure appears to have too little substrate but that seems to be limited by the slits in the sides. Not a great tank as feeders can escape...

NOT MY VIDEO, belongs to OP
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Thank you for reloading the video! First time trying to post a video on here, so not sure what went wrong. Yes, I believe she’s in pre-molt. There’s actually about 3 inches of substrate, but you can’t tell in the video. Feeder is B. Lateralis, and they can’t climb glass or acrylic.
 

octanejunkie

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I'm aware. But trust me, if there's a way to get out it will happen. You don't want a loose roach on the run in your place.

Substrate level should be set to limit free height of enclosure to 1.5-2x the DLS of the T. Your substrate level is too low. @Casey K. can explain it better lol
 

8LeggedPreds

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I'm aware. But trust me, if there's a way to get out it will happen. You don't want a loose roach on the run in your place.

Substrate level should be set to limit free height of enclosure to 1.5-2x the DLS of the T. Your substrate level is too low. @Casey K. can explain it better lol
When feeding, I’m not the type to leave a feeder in the enclosure like a lot of people. If the Tarantula doesn’t immediately take it, then I remove it and try again later when I know it’s hungry. So no escaping under my watch lol.

As far as the substrate, the amount I have in there makes for precisely 1.5-2x DLS, if not less.

Trust me, I’ve do more research than most prior setting up enclosures. And this is actually my second go round for keeping T’s.
 

menavodi

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It's a .mov file, which was attached and not inserted into the post, so it will want to download.
I scanned it for malware, watched it and reattached it here.

The spider appears to be pre-molt, bald butt?

Also enclosure appears to have too little substrate but that seems to be limited by the slits in the sides. Not a great tank as feeders can escape...

NOT MY VIDEO, belongs to OP
Thank you very much! Watched it and liked the quick catch! :)
 

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