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Burying Water Dish

Discussion in 'Tarantula Chat' started by chevy1375, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. chevy1375

    chevy1375 Arachnopeon

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    I have a juvenile B. Albopilosum who consistently dumps out and burys every water dish I give her, she has two buried in there right now. Should I continue to fill it up or just leave it at this point?
     
  2. BoyFromLA

    BoyFromLA ‎٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و Arachnosupporter

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    It’s inevitable.
     
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  3. EtienneN

    EtienneN Arachnonovelist Arachnosupporter

    It's a game! No, but seriously, keep refilling it because they do drink and appreciate a steady source of water.
     
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  4. chevy1375

    chevy1375 Arachnopeon

    Awesome, thanks!
     
  5. AnitaTC

    AnitaTC Arachnopeon

    During a rehouse of my Lp we found 4 water dishes buried under and in her hide. Sometimes getting the dish back can be a challenge. Refill when you water or replace and water if the dish has disappeared. All part of the fun!
     
  6. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnotank Arachnosupporter

    My A. seemanni kept filling hers with substrate, I moved it to a different corner of her enclosure and she hasn't done it since.
     
  7. Crone Returns

    Crone Returns Arachnoangel Active Member

    Resistance is Futile.
     
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  8. RezonantVoid

    RezonantVoid Arachnoknight Arachnosupporter

    One of my T's literally lifts his dish up and empties out the water by pushing his legs underneath it, but I have occasionally seen him use it properly so I keep filling it.
    I prefer to use soaked spagnum moss to prevent the burrying of dishes, I wouldn't want mine to end up becoming fossilized at the bottom of all the containers
     
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  9. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Malleus Aranearum Staff Member

     
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  10. Teal

    Teal Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    :hilarious::hilarious::hilarious: This is friggin hilarious!

    Also amusing is my closed captioning's translation of the scientific name lol

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  12. mack1855

    mack1855 Arachnoknight Arachnosupporter

    There was some discussion about this habit a few years ago here on AB.There
    was a theory/speculation that they do this to discourage would be predators
    from visiting the area around their burrows.
    Standing water attracts birds,snakes and other animals that would love to
    munch on T,s.
    Makes as much sense as any other explanation,i guess.
     
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  13. Teal

    Teal Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    I like this theory!

    I would also like to mention that my adult female A. iodius' substrate is like... 2/3rds buried water dishes LOL
     
  14. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    Provide water
     
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  15. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    My personal record, set by a violaceopes if i remember, was 14 buried dishes....I may see that record fall next rehouse of my H. gigas.
     
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  16. BoyFromLA

    BoyFromLA ‎٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و Arachnosupporter

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    Mine is only three. I am not worthy.

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