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when you are far away

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by akazaran, Sep 8, 2019.

  1. akazaran

    akazaran Arachnopeon Active Member

    Hi everybody,
    I am thinking about buying my first tarantula but I have to travel for 1 or 2 weeks about 3 times every year. Can you leave a tarantula alone for 2 or 3 weeks at ambiant temperature?
    How do you guys do when I have to leave home for this amount of time?
    Thanks for helping
  2. Vanisher

    Vanisher Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Yes, no problem. Just put in a very large waterbowl. And if it is a moistliving speicies, dampen the substrate a little extra
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  3. moricollins

    moricollins Arachnoprince Old Timer

    One of the best parts of keeping Tarantulas is that they don't need daily care. 2-3 weeks without care isn't a huge deal if you provide enough water to last while you're gone.
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  4. akazaran

    akazaran Arachnopeon Active Member

    Nice. Thanks forr your input!
  5. Hardus nameous

    Hardus nameous Arachno... just..... no. Arachnosupporter

    I routinely travel for two weeks at a time with no problems. I just make sure substrates are correctly dampened if they need to be and the water bowls are full as Vanisher said above. As for the temperature, my house is usually in the vicinity of 21°C or so.
  6. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

    Generally yes. If you have a very small sling that is only mm in size, then that is not recommended for some species IME. For adults, not a problem at all, I travel frequently. Sometimes gone for 3 weeks, and many are in the same place as I left them.
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  7. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX ArachnoGod Active Member

    No, don't go far away. Never. Remain, instead. Remain as a devoted keeper and human being.

    *Dust in the Wind*

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  8. sasker

    sasker Arachnodemon Active Member

    Epic. Now I want to let my hair grow.
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  9. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX ArachnoGod Active Member

    Nah... that was a thing of the late 60's, 70's, and (under a different perspective) the shiny Berlin Wall Has To Fall Feat. USSR 80's Europe.

    Now you live in Bulgaria (Bulgary) so copy/mimic old good Yordan Letchkov style, mark my words :pompous:

    Yordan Letchkov, below:

  10. CommanderBacon

    CommanderBacon Arachnosquire Active Member

    If I have to leave for more than 10 days I leave my tiny slings with a friend so they stay hydrated. My larger Ts are awesome and don't need love. lol
  11. sasker

    sasker Arachnodemon Active Member

    Please stop doing this. Now I want to shave my head :arghh:
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  12. Sarkhan42

    Sarkhan42 Arachnolord Active Member

    I tend to have someone keep an eye on them while I'm gone for extended periods, but they really don't require anything as long as they have water provided.