Even more substrate?

Ogut

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Hello,
now there is a rare sight - my T. Vagan spread out on the walls of her enclosure. Now that I saw that I wasn't sure if a drop from this high is dangerous for her (about a week ago I put in more substrate to fill the enclosure by about 2/3).
I the provided a picture so you can see her. She is around 5.5cm big and max drop is ca 8.5cm.
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Vanisher

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No you domt need more substrate. that looks good. A good rule is that if the spider suts on the side of the enclosure with legs fully stretched out and the tip of the front leg reach the lid and the tip of the back leg reach the substrate, there is enough substrate. Usally i have little less than this
 

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A good rule is that if the spider suts on the side of the enclosure with legs fully stretched out and the tip of the front leg reach the lid and the tip of the back leg reach the substrate, there is enough substrate.
Yes, that's a good rule I go by as well, but it's not what the picture is showing. ;)

@Ogut Could you post a picture of the entire enclosure? I would probably add a bit more substrate to be on the safe side. :)
 

Ogut

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Yes, that's a good rule I go by as well, but it's not what the picture is showing. ;)
I think I should add a little more then, she is still outside so removing her should not be a problem.
 

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Yes, that's a good rule I go by as well, but it's not what the picture is showing. ;)

@Ogut Could you post a picture of the entire enclosure? I would probably add a bit more substrate to be on the safe side. :)
Isnt that the rim if the lid you see just above the tarantulas leg?
 

Thekla

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Isnt that the rim if the lid you see just above the tarantulas leg?
Well, from what I see there's at least 1/2x DLS of the T of space between the leg and the rim. So yes, personally, I'd fill in a bit more substrate... wouldn't hurt, would it? ;)
 

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I think I should add a little more then, she is still outside so removing her should not be a problem.
General recommendation is no more than 1.5x their DLS, sub to lid distance.

An example, I keep all my AFs in ExoTerra Breeder boxes they don't have fall damage.
 
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