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Are my Brachypelma's unhappy?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by rippstop, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. rippstop

    rippstop Arachnopeon

    I have 3 Brachypelma's (albopilosum, auratum, boehmei) and I'm wondering if they don't like the substrate? They spend pretty much all their time hanging on the side of their containers and rarely come down. They are all in a coconut choir sphagnum moss mix at the moment. What do you recommend I try?

    Actually I have 4 Brachy's (emilia), but it is a very happy burrower.
  2. AbraCadaver

    AbraCadaver Arachnoknight

  3. Projecht13

    Projecht13 Arachnoknight

    1) how long have they been in the enclosures?

    2) Is the substrate damp? like even moist at all?

    3) how old are they?

    1) if they are new to the enclosures give em some time they will adapt

    2) if so brachys hate moisture, when it drys out they will adapt

    3) kids these days... so rebellious at young ages..
  4. rippstop

    rippstop Arachnopeon

    The substrate is damp when first placed then I let it dry out. the Brachy's range from 1", 3", and 5" all were in their homes for several months. even when completely dried out they still cling to the sides.

    WARPIG Arachnoangel

    Make sure soil is DRY, thats how I keep my brachys. Any new wet or damp strate has them heading for the sides.