Calling all OBT owners! We want your enclosure + webbing pictures!

BrynWilliams

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I still think I've got the two OBTs who are the MOST inclined to be obligate burrowers.

I wish mine would web up like just about everyone else's.

Gotta love the variation though!
 

unprofessional

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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.
 

BrynWilliams

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haha! your T clearly went to the same school of burrowers mine did!

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.
 

Struckanerve

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had him for almost a year. just matured in august. but pretty much it looks like a cloud in there lol



 

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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.
My sling did this exact same thing when housed in a container with the lid very close to the ground.
 

ArachnoJoshua

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OBT 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
ahaha at colonel mustard
 

JC

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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.
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.
 

Ariel

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OBT Owner: Ariel
Time in enclosure: 1 month tomorrow :D
Humidity: Lowish
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 :D)

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:



Edit/ I'll post more pics if she adds to this
 

Arachnoholic420

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OBT Owner: A Rivera
Time in enclosure: 3 weeks after rehousing
Humidity: low - moderate
Approx Temp: 75-85f

Tufee MM









 
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nexen

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Nice pics, everyone. I want one of these guys so bad.
 

Arachnoholic420

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I dont dare to get one of these.
i got another 5 slings.....:wall::?..... why? cuz im obt crazy... lol .. jokes they r really beautiful and hardy species.... maybe not to friendly... but needless to say one of the best T's i ever had.....
 

Shell

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I dont dare to get one of these.
I said the same thing, and just got my first one. Just a sling, but already fiesty, this is going to be interesting :)
 

Ms.X

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P. murinus sac mates rehoused on 01/15/10-photos on 01/31/10

 

BrynWilliams

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Ressurection!

Let's see those updates, anyone else got any cool enclosure pics of their OBTs?

I've just sent both my boys out on loan so I'm feeling like an OBT empty-nester, so little aggression in my collection now lol :D
 
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