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Indian Violet Sling Problem

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Hutake, Aug 12, 2019.

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    A5BC5EBB-CC54-4F02-AE64-95BAD1D6B793.jpeg Hi, i have this indian violet for I think a year now as a sling. I bought it very small and saw it grow. I usually change the substrate after few months. Then few months ago after I changed the substrate, my indian violet never dug a hole for him/her and never ate too. Idk what to do. He/she is still alive but never eats. Im afraid it will die soon. I have the substrate moist regularly at corners of the enclosure. Please if someone can help thankss
     
  2. BoyFromLA

    BoyFromLA ‎٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و Arachnosupporter

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    I do not see why is that a problem. If it is willing then will dig and make a burrow, if it is not, then will not happen.

    I would suggest to give it a larger enclosure, and a hide for it.

    I put mine in this enclosure and provided a hide. It never dig a hole, but made a beautiful web burrow for itself.

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  3. Mvtt70

    Mvtt70 Arachnobaron Active Member

    Looks fat enough it won't die too soon, I'd give it a bigger enclosure with a hide like @BoyFromLA said and don't change the substrate unless it is necessary.
     
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  4. Thought they always burrow. Idk I just miss how he/she looks like before inside his/her burrow. Thanks

    Thank you maybe I should do that
     
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  5. Tenebrarius

    Tenebrarius Arachnoangel Active Member

    put that BIG sling in a larger enclosure, and you can start a hole for it to push it into building a nice home.

    cute pillow my grand mother used to have a pillow like that
     
  6. Thank you
     
  7. draconisj4

    draconisj4 Arachnobaron Active Member

    Mine only burrowed as a sling. When I rehoused it as a juvenile I gave it deep sub and some anchor points, it chose not to burrow but used the anchor points to make a web castle.
     
  8. Goopyguy56

    Goopyguy56 Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Your supposed to change substrate?
     
  9. Arachnophoric

    Arachnophoric Arachnodemon Active Member

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    Nah, it's completely unnecessary except under certain circumstances.
     
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  10. Tenebrarius

    Tenebrarius Arachnoangel Active Member

    no in fact it would be best to never do it 'less it be caused by a rehouse. Such disturbance would be counter productive and reset the acclimation period. Which is why often beginners stress out about their T not acclimation, it worries them and they change stuff causing the period to take longer. Unless you spilt a can of beans by accident there isn't much cause to replace sub. I am bit of a freak and spot clean often, but who doesn't? ...right? RIHGT?!
    sorry but replacing sub sounds like horrid pet store advice to me. The amount of foliage I've added, glued pieces, etc. I'd have to take apart the cage.
    Ts by no means require to be totally sterile in a sterile environment. Here the nature argument applies well, dirt has been dirty since god made it.
     
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  11. Goopyguy56

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    That's good, I have quite a few t's that have been on the same dirt for more than a few years.
     
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  13. Goopyguy56

    Goopyguy56 Arachnobaron Active Member

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    I have always found " Indian violets" super pretty. I think they are chilobrachys violetus or something right? Are they super fast and crazy like other Chilo's
     
  14. Arachnophoric

    Arachnophoric Arachnodemon Active Member

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    Chilobrachys fimbriatus! :) I don't have one yet (which really needs to change because they're lovely), but they do overall seem to have a slightly more even keel than the rest of the genus based on what I've seen of them. I'm sure they're still just as capable of the usual Chilobrachys antics, though - which is part of why I like the genus lol.
     
  15. Goopyguy56

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    Fimbriatus duh me! Can't get over the abdomen pattern. They look so cool. Not sure how often owners actually see them but hey they look nice
     
  16. Kitara

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    You are on your own there pal. The white marks on the wall of the enclosure are my Ts lovely art work. I dont want to disturb it. :p
     
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  17. Arachnophoric

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    A modern Picasso, isn't she?

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    :hilarious:
     
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  18. Goopyguy56

    Goopyguy56 Arachnobaron Active Member

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    The funny thing is I kept several t's for years before I figured out the white stuff was poop. Kind of embarrassing.
     
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  19. Arachnophoric

    Arachnophoric Arachnodemon Active Member

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    What did you think it was until you figured out it was poop??? :hilarious:
     
  20. Goopyguy56

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    I honestly didn't see alot of it. Not sure where it went. When I did I thought it mold or something.