Arboreal + Humdity

Valael

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Well, I'm misting and covering the top with a wet rag and yet my P. Regalis (About an inch and a half) STILL insists on hiding on the ground in a burrow. (I've got it in the smallest critter keeper.. Probably too big yet, but it still shouldn't be hiding..)
 

Vayu Son

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actually... spiderlings of many species are prone to burrowing. In my experience Poecilotheria, Heteroscodra, and Psalmopeus do so.
 

MrDeranged

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Vayu's right. I have a few pokes that are in the 4" + range and they still stay semi burrowed most of the time. When they were younger I was lucky if they were semi out. Don't worry about it, they'll start to come out more and more as they get older.

Scott
 

atavuss

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Originally posted by Valael
Well, I'm misting and covering the top with a wet rag and yet my P. Regalis (About an inch and a half) STILL insists on hiding on the ground in a burrow. (I've got it in the smallest critter keeper.. Probably too big yet, but it still shouldn't be hiding..)
had the same thing happen with my regalis......it had a hide built right at the bottom of the enclosure up against the background and a silk plant. I gave it a long (13" or so and about 2" i.d.) cork tube and it happily took up residence in that.
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Valael

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Yeah, just NO one around here sells cork bark.. I've searched at just about every place I can think of.
 

MrDeranged

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use the search function and type in cork bark. I posted in some other thread about an online source for it. Too late for me to remember where though. :)

Scott
 

Wade

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I read once that pokes often make use of tree holes and will burrow into the debris in there, hence they can be considered to be "aboreal burrowers" :rolleyes:

I think the humidity needs for them is often over stated, at least when compared to Avicularia.

Wade
 
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