Digging a burrow

sciteach

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I just bought a curly hair tarantula today. Tonight it is already digging a burrow. I never saw this before, it is picking up the soil a carrying it to the far side of the tank. Is this normal behavior? I've never seen it before, but I only have 4 T's so far.
Mike
 

Nixy

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Oh yes.
Burrowers can be regular little bulldozers.
It's very normal.

Congrates on your new pet and welcome. :)
 

sciteach

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Thanks for the welcome. I have other t's that dig out a burrow I have started, but I never saw one carry the soil. I thought they just kick it around like a dog.
Mike
 

Grael

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yea my Geniculata been doing it today think shes finally finished its very interested to watch ^_^
 

chid

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My curly hair sling as always dug a burrow behind her/his half flower pot and she always puts the soil into the flower pot at the front untill its full.
She as done this every time I have moved her (3 times) and always the same method.
Chid
 

JDK

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Burrows

I love burrows. They are so fun to watch when being made and look cool as well.
 

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JacenBeers

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I love it when you can see into their burrows. RIght now my C paganus and C brachycephalus have great burrows that i can look right into. I love it.
 

Immortal_sin

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I love to watch them make their burrows. Amazing how much substrate they can fit into their fangs!
They are super engineers :)
 

Nathan Danger

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I love it when you can see into their burrows. RIght now my C paganus and C brachycephalus have great burrows that i can look right into. I love it.
effing sicko!!!! i bet you do that to your neighbors too!!

no but really i think that is neat too...especially if the spider stays in the burrow for very long periods of time.
 

Arachnopuppy

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Originally posted by sciteach
Thanks for the welcome. I have other t's that dig out a burrow I have started, but I never saw one carry the soil. I thought they just kick it around like a dog.
Mike
I think the lividum (cobalt) just kick soil up. That's why their burrows look like volcanoes. My other burrowing tarantulas carry the dirt to another part of the cage, usually the water dish.
 
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