- Apr 30, 2017
Beginner tarantula owner here. I've had my a. seemani for about a month and she (at least I think it's a she) seems to be doing well, but I admit I was quite a bit ignorant when I got her and recently found out I don't have the proper levels of substrate in her tank. The tank is about 9 or 10 inches tall, but I only have 2.5-3 inches of substrate. The main issue I'm concerned about is disrupting the habitat she kind of has going, as shes webbed a lot of the area outside her shelter and some of the area around the water dish. This might be a dumb question, but would it be best to move her out of the tank, add the extra substrate, then put her back in, or else carefully add the extra substrate around her log while she's in there, considering she spends most of her time in there as it is. I want to fix this problem so she has room to burrow and whatnot if she chooses, but I want to disturb her as little as possible especially since she seems to have settled in. Thanks.