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Dirt in Webbing...

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Lumina, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. Lumina

    Lumina Arachnosquire

    I was changing one of my sling's water dish yesterday and I made a total mess. I got substrate all over his web >_< ... Do you think I should clean it, or just leave it be? I feel so bad. :lurking:

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  2. sdsnybny

    sdsnybny Arachnogeek Arachnosupporter

    Nope, normally it's them making a messy web. It will fix it if bothered
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  3. TownesVanZandt

    TownesVanZandt Arachnoangel Active Member

    That´s entirely up to you. Tarantulas don´t seem to care much about aesthetics :)
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  4. spookyvibes

    spookyvibes Arachnobaron

    Just leave it. Arboreals will sometimes incorporate dirt in their webbing anyways, it’s definitely not an issue at all... What species of tarantula is that anyways?
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  5. Lumina

    Lumina Arachnosquire

    Okay cool. He's an Avicularia Purpurea
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  6. Lumina

    Lumina Arachnosquire

    Okay haha. Good web is usually clean though so I felt bad about it :x
  7. Lumina

    Lumina Arachnosquire

    Figured as much. Just wanted to be sure. :p ...I thought it might stress him out
  8. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

    If you can figure out how to remove dirt from a web w/out destroying it, you will be famous both on the forum, and in scientific circles.
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  9. FrDoc

    FrDoc Arachnobaron Active Member

    Ha! A keeper made her T a dirt curtain. Always gotta be one step ahead of your spiders.
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  10. SonsofArachne

    SonsofArachne Arachnobaron Active Member

    My female A. Purpurea has dirt all over different parts of her web - even 3/4 of the way to the top of her enclosure. She literally must have carried it up there for some reason.
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  11. Lumina

    Lumina Arachnosquire

    I'll get on that asap. ;)
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  12. Lumina

    Lumina Arachnosquire

    Dirt curtain haha I like that.
  13. FrDoc

    FrDoc Arachnobaron Active Member

    Sorry I can’t take credit for it, as it is common parlance, especially among keepers of species that make dirt curtains regularly.
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