- Jul 27, 2016
So what is the difference in all the user threads in this forum where people jump on others for not enough substrate? Are we saying this goes away? The only species where I have seen people say it isn't needed is for arboreal T's.I don't necessarily agree or disagree with that.. Take my baboons for example... I have one P. muticus that closes her self off and refuses live prey left on the surface.. When I open her burrow and toss a cricket in she eats no problem..
I have another that has made a deep burrow but leaves her entrance open and eats like a champ..
The first one mentioned will continue to be housed on just enough substrate to cover her by about 2 inches untill she stops sealing herself off so that I can keep her eating.
I have 3 H. Crassipes that one of which stayed burrowed untill she came out to die for whatever strange reason.. Since housing her in a small enclosure with less than an inch of substrate she is eating and drinking regularly...
The other two are thriving in there deep dark burrows.. I will be housing them different very soon now that the male has matured.. I feel it will be much easier to introduce the pair multiple times (if necessary) and monitor the female if they are in containers that only have 5-6 inches of substrate instead of close to a foot..
There's alot of different ways and reasons why people keep there Ts the way they do.. As long as the Ts are doing good long term they are being housed and cared for correctly.. Just because we don't universally agree with the method of housing or care doesn't make it wrong.
Her Ts all look and behave like they are healthy and many breed for her.. So yes much of what she does is different but it works and that's what matters.
Okay . My fault. I have seen some heated threads in this forum today so maybe I am a little tense after a long work day.Read the post Just above the one you posted.. Lol..
As far as what I said about school these fools.. Sorry you didn't get my attempt at humor.. I can't make everyone laugh all the time I guess..
I suppose I am just completely confused on why we have loads of threads where people are telling others that more substrate is needed and nobody is saying the opposite.