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My First Rehouse - Did I do it wrong?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Russette, Oct 12, 2019 at 9:28 PM.

  1. Russette

    Russette Arachnopeon

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    I just rehoused a C. Versi and now its sitting on the bottom of the new enclosure.
    I've heard that these T's shouldn't be on the ground.

    Is this a matter of concern or is it likely still getting used to the new space?

    I just rehoused it a few hours ago.

    Attached is a pic of the enclosure. The T is in the top left corner.
     

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  2. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    Give it a day or so to acclimate
     
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  3. Russette

    Russette Arachnopeon

    Thanks for your help.

    Just wanted to be sure.
     
  4. chanda

    chanda Arachnoprince Active Member

    Let's imagine... a gigantic force of nature (demigod? tornado? kaiju? whatever. You get the picture.) has just lifted the roof off of your house. They trapped you and lifted you up with out so much as a by-your-leave, then unceremoniously dumped you into a whole new world. Your comfy web? Gone. Your safe burrow? Gone. Your defensive perimeter of urticating hairs that you spent the past few months constructing? Gone. That tasty cricket you were saving for later? Gone. Everything you knew is gone, replaced by a strange and new environment, with none of the familiar sights and smells and no idea where the nearest safe spot or hiding place might be. You have to start from scratch, rebuilding everything.

    Yeah, you'd probably want to hunker down and take five before getting started, too!
     
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  5. EtienneN

    EtienneN Arachnonovelist-musician-artist Arachnosupporter

    I was so moved by your words it made me cry from hearing just how cute the anthropomorphised T was!!!!! I want to find it and hug it and help it! Oh, instead of Lucas the spider we could have Steel the OBT or whoever. :)
     
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  6. TwiztedNinja

    TwiztedNinja Arachnosquire Active Member

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    One of my Avic avics was like that earlier this week after bringing her home from the reptile show. Took a cricket but would not move from the ground. Figure it wouldnt hurt to spray water and see what happens. Shortly after I did that, it perked up and started drinking droplets from the sides. Since then, its been hanging out at the very top like we're used to seeing them
     
  7. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnoreaper Arachnosupporter

    Me: **Opens enclosure to do routine maintenance**

    **Godzilla theme plays**
     
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  8. chanda

    chanda Arachnoprince Active Member

    Oh, no! There goes Tokyo!
    Go, go Godzilla!
     
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  9. TriMac33

    TriMac33 Arachnopeon Active Member

    Your setup looks just fine. I find during rehousing, grab some of their old webbing and just place it in. A little bit of their old home going with them. Otherwise just leave it be, no more fussing for a few days.
     
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  10. Russette

    Russette Arachnopeon

    I'll keep this in mind for next time.

    I looked in on the T today and its back to climbing up walls and around the cork bark.

    It is my first attempt at rehouse and I remember hearing that Avics and Versi should never be on the ground so I just wanted to make sure. Thanks for the replies.
     
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  11. FrDoc

    FrDoc Arachnolord Active Member

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    The specific question in the title of your thread, “Did I Do it Wrong?” If that little critter is in the new enclosure, it couldn’t be wrong. Hypothetically any (I would say most) rehouses could have been better (that’s called learning, which we are all doing...hopefully), but not wrong.
     
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  12. TriMac33

    TriMac33 Arachnopeon Active Member

    My avic avic was on the ground for near a week when she was rehoused and I about died with worry. I was the most relieved person on the planet when she climed to the top of her bark and made a nice hammock for herself. We all have worries, especially when we're brand new to everything.