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H Gigas swimming

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by HartleyD, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. HartleyD

    HartleyD Arachnopeon

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    Hi all

    Was just wondering if it is usual for h Gigas to swim?

    Has anyone got an enclosure set up with water for it to swim?


    What sets them apart from other ts?

    Can they drown?


    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Jared781

    Jared781 Arachnobaron

  3. You might want to take a look at robc's videos on the subject on YouTube there amazing!
     
  4. advan

    advan Nikonian Staff Member

    What's the big deal with these swimming? I'm more interested in the arboreal ones that are 40ft up trees. ;)
     
  5. GiantVinegaroon

    GiantVinegaroon Arachnoprince

    Yea. Forcing it into the water. Amazing stuff :sarcasm:
     
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  6. Jared781

    Jared781 Arachnobaron

    ahaha yeah i get where ya comin from... Although how can you simulate that? :p
     
  7. Amoeba

    Amoeba Arachnolord

    He has some pretty neat shots of Ts but as GV said
    That one wasn't amazing.
     
  8. I was referring to the tarantulas ability to swim, but ok that's cool jump down my throat... Jeez
     
  9. GiantVinegaroon

    GiantVinegaroon Arachnoprince

    Wasn't trying to jump down your throat. I'm sorry if that came off as harsh to you.
     
  10. Merfolk

    Merfolk Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Had a H mac in a sealed tank, and kind of dropped the bucked of water in it so I ended with a 3-4'' flood. The spider went up, then retreated down and went burrowing through the floating debris. She spent almost three days clinging underneath the bigger chunks, letting only the tip of a leg out, behaving like if it was in a dry burrow. It even tried to catch a cricket I send rafting but gave up and went to the very bottom where she spent hours (didn't keep a constant watch though). The dirt had divided between floating and sinking matter so I could clearly see her in the middle layer. As it dried, she reverted to her arboreal lifestyle. She died six months later : (
     
  11. Shay

    Shay Arachnopeon

    bummer for the loss. i think those guys are fascinating
     
  12. InvertFix

    InvertFix Arachnobaron

    I have an H. gigas that I give her a very large water dish to swim in if she chooses. But it's only in one corner of her enclosure. It's not often that I see her swimming, but she does in the wee hours of the morning. It's quite the site to behold. :)
     
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  13. Jared781

    Jared781 Arachnobaron

    I think he tries putting too much hype in his videos.. just in my opinion

    and Im not saying his vids are bad... very interesting and informative
     
  14. Jared781

    Jared781 Arachnobaron

    Thats smart.. i never thought of jus getting him.her a pool! :p

     
  15. InvertFix

    InvertFix Arachnobaron

    Most of the time she stays in her burrow.... Well during the day. Thank goodness I'm an insomniac. ha!