My new B smithi climbed the side of the tank.

Delirious122

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Hey everyone, my mexican red knee just got rehoused from her container into the tank I want her in but now she is up on the side of the tank and won't come down. Is this just her not used to the place yet ? The substrate is to the liking of the species but she is still up there?
 

EulersK

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As always, pictures help.

But that is 100% normal. Spiders will explore their enclosure from top to bottom after being rehoused, often taking weeks before settling down. Remember - if there is a way to escape, a spider will find it within 24 hours.
 

Delirious122

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As always, pictures help.

But that is 100% normal. Spiders will explore their enclosure from top to bottom after being rehoused, often taking weeks before settling down. Remember - if there is a way to escape, a spider will find it within 24 hours.
There is no way to escape. She has been in her new house for about 3 hours now if that helps.
 

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There is no way to escape. She has been in her new house for about 3 hours now if that helps.
I wasn't suggesting that there was. I was just illustrating how much a spider will wander over a short period of time.
 

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Imagine you're pretty much blind & have lived in one apartment your entire life. Then imagine being scooped up by an UFO & finding yourself in completely new living quarters. The tastesmell of everything is wrong, all your guide lines are gone & you've got to feel your way around to figure out what's what.

To make matters worse the carpet's been replaced by a thick layer of slightly damp cotton batten, "hmm, that'll take some getting used to," you think, "at least the walls feel the same, I'ma chillax here before I see if there's a way out."

Or at least that's what I imagine it would be like. :alien:D
 
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Delirious122

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That was the best little comparison i think ive ever read haha.
 
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Timc

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I've never rehoused a spider and it not climb the walls ad nauseam, terrestrial or otherwise. I just rehoused my B. emilia and G. pulchripes on Wednesday and both of them are still wandering around like they're going somewhere new, and I imagine tomorrow they'll be doing the same. If in a couple weeks the behavior hasn't changed then it's time to worry. Until then I have to just let them do their thing to get familiar with their new surroundings.
 

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A tarantula will explore its entire enclosure. Over and over and over and over, whether you see it or not. That includes anything they can get to.
 

EulersK

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Imagine you're pretty much blind & have lived in one apartment your entire life. Then imagine being scooped up by an UFO & finding yourself in completely new living quarters. The tastesmell of everything is wrong, all your guide lines are gone & you've got to feel your way around to figure out what's what.

To make matters worse the carpet's been replaced by a thick layer of slightly damp cotton batten, "hmm, that'll take some getting used to," you think, "at least the walls feel the same, I'ma chillax here before I see if there's a way out."

Or at least that's what I imagine it would be like. :alien:D
I love everything about this. Absolutely accurate, you get a banana sticker.

Also, tastesmell? Yes.
 
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