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good burrower

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Paladin, Mar 19, 2003.

  1. Paladin

    Paladin Arachnobaron Old Timer

    im looking for a burrowing species that is not heat/moisture dependent. In otther words, whats a good, hardy burrower?
  2. My California Ebony (Aphonopelma eutylenum) has done well with no supplimental heating requirements, or misting and she had excavated a nifty little burrow until I accidentally demolished half of it. :)

  3. jezzy607

    jezzy607 Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Cithirascius crawshayi; the "king baboon tarantula"
    They are very hardy, deep burrowers, but you won't see them outside of their burrows much.
    The Ceratogyrus sp. are also hardy burrowers, along with most Aphonopelma sp. and you will see them a little more frequently.
  4. JacenBeers

    JacenBeers Arachnoprince Old Timer

    My suggestiosn would be C crawshayi, C brachycephalus, and A seemani.
  5. Henry Kane

    Henry Kane Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Haplopelmas are great burrowers. Hysterocrates gigas is a burrowing machine. My Cyclosternum fasciatum is a pretty bust digger as well. Good luck with your choice.

  6. Nikos

    Nikos Arachnoprince Old Timer

    A good and cheap one would be brachypelma vagans (red rump).

    Also not quite sure if you can find anyone that meets all your recuirments...(heat and moisture) A plastic one maybe?
  7. vulpina

    vulpina Arachnoprince Old Timer

    I would suggest C. crawshayi, and any of the Haplopelma species. I see someone suggested a B. vagans, I have one and it has no burrowing tendencies whatsoever. It has been in my care for about 2 years now and seems content on hiding under a coconut shell rather than burrowing. Also, any of the Hysterocrates species