Digging out tarantulas

Gods Spartan

Arachnopeon
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Can't for the life of me figure where the hole is to the burrow she made I see her in the corner of the enclosure under the soil, through the plastic. Should I leave her, or dig her out?
 

WeightedAbyss75

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I would leave her. If you can't find the hole, she may have put dirt there and plugged it up. Could be in premolt, so I would just leave it ;)
 

Red Eunice

Arachnodemon
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If you see her and there's movement leave her alone. Some hide or at least partially cover the burrow opening. My 5" P. muticus has two openings the size of a nickel, but I see her move around. Been this way for the past 3 months, I rarely see her on top of the substrate.
They dig down, burrow collapses, they dig out. I don't intervene unless there is a "foul" odor, indicating death.
Only time I dig one out is for a rehouse and then very slow and carefully.
And, as stated above, may be in premolt and should not be offered prey until it surfaces.
 

Gods Spartan

Arachnopeon
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Ok...thanks guys! I will leave her. I can still locate her and she is moving. The only thing I can think is that if she absolutely wants food she will surface.
 

Teal

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I use a flashlight around the bottom/underneath of enclosures to find buried Ts. As long as they move away from the light and look okay, I leave them :)
 
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