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REEFSPIDER

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So about a month ago i acquired a female H. Lividum She took to her premade burrow instantly. Sealed it shut. Emerged a week later, ate. Went back in and sealed the burrow. And now she has come out, abandoned the burrow and built a hammock or bubble to chill in the corner of her enclosure. Anyone ever experience this type of behavior?
 

dopamine

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My Haplopelma longipes sling built a whole web tube around this deli cup instead of burrowing. No idea why. The last container he was in he burrowed straight to the bottom.
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Red Eunice

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So about a month ago i acquired a female H. Lividum She took to her premade burrow instantly. Sealed it shut. Emerged a week later, ate. Went back in and sealed the burrow. And now she has come out, abandoned the burrow and built a hammock or bubble to chill in the corner of her enclosure. Anyone ever experience this type of behavior?
Yes. Not a strange behavior in the least.
Is this your first fossorial species?
 

REEFSPIDER

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Yes. Not a strange behavior in the least.
Is this your first fossorial species?
Nope i have a few. They are all pet holes and only come out at night to drink or come to the mouth of the burrow. I've never witnessed them leave a burrow permanently and build themselves a web tube.
 

REEFSPIDER

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Im thinking she may be preparing to molt. The person i got her from said she dropped a fertile sac in june and she looks like she is ready to molt. Obviously she is old world but her abdominal region is very black

Edit: Black and Plump. She is hydrated and fed.
 

Sana

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I've stopped assuming that a tarantula will actually build it's hide in the manner that's expected for the species. I've got a couple of burrowers currently living in web tubes just above the ground.
 

Red Eunice

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Nope i have a few. They are all pet holes and only come out at night to drink or come to the mouth of the burrow. I've never witnessed them leave a burrow permanently and build themselves a web tube.

More than likely just a temporary lifestyle. My eldest, Cobalt, spent nearly 3 months on the surface spinning silk all over. Once done to her liking, went back to the burrow lifestyle. At nite she seldom ever comes out completely.
 

14pokies

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Crazy to see all these replies about burrowers living other than just that because 80% of my collection is burrowers and that's where they live..

In the instances where I find my OBs taking up residents somewhere other than there burrow I usually find a bolis, dead cricket or mold that has caused them to pack up and try a different spot..

I'm sure it's normal for a OB to live like an Avic no need to worry:rolleyes:
 
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