Meanie

Masurai

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I have my T setting on top of my entertainment center so that if she decides to actually move around I can watch. But she is being a meanie and only moves when I'm not looking. She was right in the middle of her home and I went in to the other room for a second and when i got back she had climbed on to her ceiling. Anyone else have T that only move when you don't look
 
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beetleman

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yup, i have several{D but mainly my P.rufulata,she pulls that stunt all the time:)
 

Cringles

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My H. Lividum and P. Murinus never move, sometimes i think i have a empty tank, but the H. Lividum shows up every few days:D
 

SPIDERBYTE

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Mine does that all the time, I can be at the computer for hours, and she's still in the same spot, then I go get a snack, and when I come back, she's moved!

Her favorite trick seems to be in the morning, when she's still out in the open like she was all night, I can get up and look at her, and she'll stay still, but then when I leave the room (even for just one minute) that's when she'll sneak off to her hiding spot if she's going to. ;P
Sometimes I'll catch her in the act, just catching a glimpse of her fuzzy rump before she totally disappears into the shadows of her cave.
 

Masurai

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Ok Then

Now she is ctually moving a little. She up there itching her "butt" with her back leg with between the spinnerets
 

P. Novak

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Welcome to the T world, that is what most tarantulas do. I don't think they do it on purpose though. It's like the expression "a watched pot never boils."
 

Masurai

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Welcome to the T world, that is what most tarantulas do. I don't think they do it on purpose though. It's like the expression "a watched pot never boils."
True, I knew she wouldn't move mch. Guess it could be worst. I could of got a pet hole, atleast i get to see her.
 

lunixweb

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many T's never move a lot because don't want to spend energy, they only move to catch some prey, I guess when T's are in constant movement is due to their dislike in the cage, maybe would be necessary to change them.
 

P. Novak

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It's just in the Ts nature to not move alot, they are ambush predators! When Ts move around consistently they are either mature males or females looking for a new home(which is why when you rehouse a T they explore the entire cage).
 

phil jones

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i think a - t - thats sits around a lot is a happy - t- its when they keep moving around you got to look out for 1/ not happy in its tank 2/ a mature male look for a mate %%% phil
 

spid142

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conserve energy

Right, Ts are most at home when they mostly sit around, being mostly still. Unless changing poses on a surface, tracking/catching food, enlarging/working on burrow, or doing maintenance/ grooming, they conserve energy. As has been said by many of us, Ts just dont move much unless theres a reason.
 

P. Novak

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Right, Ts are most at home when they mostly sit around, being mostly still. Unless changing poses on a surface, tracking/catching food, enlarging/working on burrow, or doing maintenance/ grooming, they conserve energy. As has been said by many of us, Ts just dont move much unless theres a reason.
Don't forget about being disturbed! :cool:
 
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