More likely: she was remodelling the tank as all happy little aureostriata do, and that particular plant was in the way of her project. I've noticed that "extra debris" in general gets thrown into the water dish; molted exoskeletons, dirt from an excavation, whatever.Apparently the plastic plants in my enclosure are not a hit with my G.aureostriata. She tore one out and threw it in her water dish.
hmm.. you can usually get some flower or ivy garlands that can be cut down to the size you need from a longer piece. That's typically what I use and then cut them down to smaller sections. I also will find the pre-bunched arrangements with those metal inserts in the stalks, that allow you to bend the branches to arrange how you like... they come in different sizes. Sometimes it's hard to find the really small ones though. Some of the silk ivy at the Michael's Craft Store here also comes attached to small plastic flat rings. .. I guess they are meant for sticking around a big fat candle. I had some good results with those rings and the spiders using it as the "top" to their burrows.. they would tunnel under, web it up, move a little dirt over the top open center, etc.They're plastic plants. Do they make silk plants that small? These things are maybe 4" tall.