Hadrurus.a Pallidus vs Hadrurus.a - burrowing

georgie_81

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Hi all

I previously had a Hadrurus Arizonensis which burrowed extensively throughout her enclosure. After she sadly passed away I bought a Hadrurus.a Pallidus (I know this classification is not technically correct however I will use it to distinguish the two!) and he doesn't burrow at all. Instead just uses the hides I have placed around the enclosure! Has anyone else ever noticed this?
 

Smokehound714

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Males become wanderers upon maturity and seldom build permanent burrows as adults- often just scraping under debris
 

darkness975

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I have noticed my H. arizonensis pallidus specimens tend to have slightly different behaviors than "standard" H. arizonensis. For example, my standard H. arizonensis are all buried away in diapause for the winter, but my H. arizonensis pallidus specimens are significantly more active. I even found one of them sitting out in the open with no cares in the world this morning.

Perhaps this has to do with their distribution in the wild.
 

RTTB

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My experience has been H. arizonensis using hides and not digging at all.
 

georgie_81

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Thanks all - sounds like it's normal behaviour. Mine also is very active and not always under a hide. Great viewing species
 
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