- Jul 17, 2016
My G. Pulchripes sling seems to have barricaded himself in his hide by pulling dirt over the entrance? I know they burrow but is this common?
Thanks so much for the advice! He popped his head out for a few minutes today.Yup, look at the closed off entrance as a "do not disturb" sign. Be warned it could stay under ground for a couple weeks, just don't freak out and go digging for it. It will come out in a while and be much bigger! They're very sensitive at this time, so just remember to leave it alone. All it needs right now is a full water dish.
Also you will be tempted to feed it when it emerges from its den. It's important that you wait until it's fangs are hardened. The fang will be black when ready to feed. Just don't feed while the fangs are white or red or a fang could be damaged.
Not yet. He's fine. There's bound to be some moisture in there with him. I know it is kinda nerve racking, but leaving him alone is the best possible care.He's been buried for about 3 weeks now. I can see him in his burrow through the bottom of the enclosure. He's upside down which I'm assuming is just him finishing his molt. I don't thinks he's come up for water unless he's doing it at night. Is there any point when I should be concerned?
He's buried deep so I haven't introduced any food at all. Just keeping his water topped off and putting a few small drops on top of the substrate.Yes, they want to be left alone for molting reasons or rest reasons.
He'll come out when ready do not introduce any live food until he voluntarily comes out
My wolf spider did the same thing and she just ended up molting. I think she was burrowed in for like 4-5 days then came out with it's molt. My Chaco never did it when she was a sling though.