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Hysterocrates Gigas Husbandry

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by panggoy espino, Nov 10, 2019.

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    Is H. Gigas is a heavy webber tarantula? and fast growing?
  2. Arachnophoric

    Arachnophoric Arachnoangel Active Member

    Not a webber in the sense that an OBT or GBB is. They're obligate burrowers, my juvenile female (~3"+) has always burrowed straight to the bottom of anything I've put her in and has made extensive tunnel systems. Needs to be kept on deep, damp substrate. Very decent growth rates, they put on size pretty quick.
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  3. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    They eat like beasts and grow quite fast.

    One of the ultimate tarantula burrowers.

    Theyve been found as deep as 38 feet down burrows...deeper than any other species has been observed to burrow.

    They web a bunch, but you dont see much of it as its generally lining the burrow walls. They wont web up the surface too much though.
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  4. AphonopelmaTX

    AphonopelmaTX Moderator Staff Member

    38 feet? That has got to be a typo. That would be as long as, what, a two story building is tall? 38 inches or just over 3 feet of burrow sounds more right.
  5. Thank you that is a useful idea coz i have h gigas slings.

    Thank you
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  6. FrDoc

    FrDoc Arachnodemon Active Member

    Nope. @cold blood (as usual) is correct. AND! They swim.

    I digress, OP’s initial question was husbandry. Here you go, take notes, a box FULL of moist dirt. Ponder that...done.
  7. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    no, feet....i wish i knew where i read about it....but yeah....stupid deep.

    Given the opportunity I think almost any terrestrial would be capable of 38 inches....Aphonopelma in their northern range would have to burrow at least that deep to survive winters in say, CO or MO.
  8. The Grym Reaper

    The Grym Reaper Arachnoreaper Arachnosupporter

    Nope, they're hardcore burrowers, provide deep/moist substrate, they're ravenous and grow pretty fast.
  9. Thank you sire
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