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Messing with her Enclosure

Discussion in 'Vivariums and Terrariums' started by Marcel Tanriverdi, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. Marcel Tanriverdi

    Marcel Tanriverdi Arachnopeon

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    My female P. Irminia started to chew the foam background. If it was a smaller enclosure i would say she is trying to get out but she was happy so far in her cork bark. This morning i saw her wandering outside in day time which is unusual for her and the background was a mess. Whats she trying to tell me?
     

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  2. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnotank Arachnosupporter

    I don't use foam backgrounds for this very reason, a lot of arboreals will chew them up or try to hide behind them. Cork bark tiles are quite cheap and easy to get, they generally take up less space too.

    My female is out every morning and evening unless she's in pre-moult so I don't think that it being out is a sign of anything.
     
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  3. Minty

    Minty @londontarantulas Arachnosupporter

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    She’s telling you this:

     
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  4. CJJon

    CJJon Arachnoknight Active Member

    Looks like a Dark Den special!

    Time for a rehouse using Grym's suggestion of a cork tile.
     
  5. CJJon

    CJJon Arachnoknight Active Member

    Fap :D
     
  6. Marcel Tanriverdi

    Marcel Tanriverdi Arachnopeon

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    hah i made this diy enclosure with dark den videos. He was using foam without such issues. Yeap you are right, this girl desperately needs a rehouse now :p
     
  7. Andrew Clayton

    Andrew Clayton Arachnobaron Active Member

    I watch his videos for entertainment not for educational purposes lol I find him quite funny
     
  8. korlash091

    korlash091 Arachnosquire

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    I love me some Queen <3
     
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  9. Theneil

    Theneil Arachnoprince Active Member

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    Maybe she just wanted some winter snow.
     
  10. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    Like grym, i would never use foam anything in any t enclosure....imo foam has no place, even if some dont have a problem....imo foam invites problems and messes.
     
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  11. Marcel Tanriverdi

    Marcel Tanriverdi Arachnopeon

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    Update, i moved her out, got rid of the foam and cleaned the enclosure. Did my best to fill the background with flat cork barks but im out of supply:D still looks decent imo.
     

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  12. Teal

    Teal Arachnoemperor Old Timer

    Aww, you ruined her fun! Am I the only one who would have just let her continue destroying the foam to her little heart's content? Lol.
     
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  13. MetalMan2004

    MetalMan2004 Arachnolord

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  14. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    FWIW, a background is a completely unnecessary addition. An irminia will want to get under things, not climb flat vertical surfaces as much.

    I've never once even considered a "background" for any of my ts.
     
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  15. MetalMan2004

    MetalMan2004 Arachnolord

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    It’s definitely for me, not the tarantula. A good background with some nice foliage and moss is a bit nicer to look at when a tarantula hides for weeks on end.
     
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  16. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnotank Arachnosupporter


    Inb4 "All your tarantulas are broken, that's a documented fact" :troll:
     
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  17. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    You know what I meant...they go up to feed, down to live.
     
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