Heating and transferring

Sammilouise

Arachnopeon
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Hi all
So I've bought a fish tank to move my T into and I have a few questions.
It's winter here (Aus) and I don't see my Kuttabul much at all so I'm not sure how I want to go about moving him. I'm thinking that I could block his hole when he comes out to feed.. I don't want to cause him stress so any other ideas would be helpful.
Also, he has been in a small movable container which I've kept in our only room with heating but he's going to be kept into another room. I know many people don't like heat mats but if I have him in a 35 x 40 cm tank with 15cm of substrate and monitor the temperature - myself not with a thermostat - would we support using a mat on the side of the tank until the weather is warmer? It's 15 degrees here (60 fahrenheit).
Cheers
 

viper69

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It's unlikely you WON'T cause him stress. So forget that option.

To get him out, either dig him out- OR some people slowly flood the hole w/water. He won't be happy, but he will definitely come out.

Never use a mat with a tarantula. Why would you be crazy enough to use a heating mat WITHOUT a thermostat to begin with- that's a recipe for killing an animal under the right conditions???????? :wideyed::wideyed::wideyed::wideyed::wideyed::wideyed::wideyed::wideyed:

I would use a space heater to keep the T warm.
 

TarantulasWorld

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It's unlikely you WON'T cause him stress. So forget that option.

To get him out, either dig him out- OR some people slowly flood the hole w/water. He won't be happy, but he will definitely come out.

Never use a mat with a tarantula. Why would you be crazy enough to use a heating mat WITHOUT a thermostat to begin with- that's a recipe for killing an animal under the right conditions???????? :wideyed::wideyed::wideyed::wideyed::wideyed::wideyed::wideyed::wideyed:

I would use a space heater to keep the T warm.

Sooo much of this...also if your T has been deep hidden in its enclosure there could also be a possibility its in premolt. Use caution!
 
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