Wish I had seen this before yesterday - just rehoused an OBT sling that I tried to force into being arboreal, by only giving it an open-faced, round piece of bark and about 1/4" of substrate. It used the bottom of the bark as the base of its burrow, and then pulled up every single piece of substrate off the ground to use in its web-burrow.
My sling did this exact same thing when housed in a container with the lid very close to the ground.OBT Owner: AudreyElizabeth
Time in enclosure: Approx 5 months
Humidity: very low
Approx Temp: 74 F
This enclosure is a plastic shoe box type I got from Wal-Mart. I think the low ceiling encouraged all this webbing, because I've never seen her web this much in the seven years that I have had her. Before she was in a ten gallon tank with a hollow half log for a hide. Now she has a burrow in coconut fiber under a piece of sandstone. I cannot take the lid off completely without destroying her web, so I'm thinking of rehousing her again. I lifted the lid as far as I could for these pics.
Edit- The approx size of the T is about 5 inches, give or take a little. I rarely see her stretched out.
ahaha at colonel mustardOBT Owner: Mackenzie and Cassandra
Time in enclosure: About 5 months
Humidity: No water dish, but our room is humid, so about moderate
Approx Temp: Usually around 80
We keep ours in an arboreal set up. He's about 2.5"-3". When we first put him in, he built a sort of trapdoor burrow, but abandoned it after his first molt with us. Then he really started to web up a lot.
And a shot from the top
My adult female has made a very nice 4-5inch burrow. It has two exits and a third in the making, if I am reading her correctly. Above that she has all of the webbing. My other OBT, a 3 inch male juvie, used to live in even deeper burrow he constructed, maybe 6 inches deep. He hasn't made any more burrows after I rehoused him.I agree as well. None of my 3 adult females have made a burrow. I do however have a 1.5" sling that has made a burrow.
Alright, its been almost three months since I posted this, and it's remained exactly the same....until today. I don't know what has suddenly gotten in Zeni but she's become far more defensive then she used to, and in only a couple of hours, after 4 months of only webbing that one one are she suddenly has this going on:OBT Owner: Ariel
Time in enclosure: 1 month tomorrow
Approx Temp: 72-75 probably
The enclosure hadn't been intended for an OBT, but she's doing fine in it, so I instead of revamping it like I'd intended when i got the chance, I'm leaving it.
There used to be webbing where she is, but she tends to tear down/rebuild everyonce in awhile.
And this is her, "Zeni" 5" female. (gorgeous isn't she )