A. Avicularia Camo?

Charlie

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I was wondering if it is normal for an A avicularia to camo there webs.

She made a really cool web in the top part of her tank and the next day I noticed that she had taken little bits of her substrate and scattered it all over the front of her little web.

I thought it was really cool and was wondering if anyone else noticed there T doing the same thing.

I am also wondering, Does it harm the T to tear down the web from time to time? I dont mean like every day or even once a week but like once every couple weeks or so?

-Charlie
 

chid

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Yes,my avic's do it,in fact all my arboreals do it.
I wonder if its something to do with cutting out the light ?
Chid
 

nemesis6sic6

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@godzilla

WOw i'm so glad i'm not the only one using
greek mytholigical names for their t's
 

Godzilla2000

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You know, I was thinking of naming my second Pinktoe who's just a sling Ophelia when she gets older.
 

phoenixxavierre

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Hi Charlie,

If you repeatedly tear down the avics web, it may eventually give up on making one. Also, when it comes to molting time it will spend a significant amount of time closed up in its webby retreat. It's best to leave it be during the this premolt period. If it has a large enough space, and enough places in it's container to make webs, it will sometimes leave it's old retreat and make a new one. But if you want to encourage it's webbing behavior, I would suggest not making it a habit of tearing down its web.

Best wishes,

Paul
 

Static_69

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hey at least your Avic will web...the pinktoe I gave my nephew for his birthday at the beginning of May still hasn't even attempted to begin a web, and she can't be stressed because she ate 5 crickets today!




Risto
 

Godzilla2000

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I just love what Pandora was able to do with her webbing and dirt. I find the closer to a molt an Avioc gets too, the more it webs. Pandora's rump is getting quite large and very bald. Last time this happened it took her monthes to molt so I guess she's geerong up for her several month premolt countdown.
 
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