Obligate burrow example

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Arachnobaron
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Our A. seemani has a very elaborate burrow consisting of three entrances and/or exits. She makes very good use of her deep substrate. We used sterilized topsoil in a ten gallon tank. The substrate is 6 1/2" at its greatest depth. She is a great example of why burrowers need the oppurtunity to behave naturally.
 

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Joy

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Very cool picture! My seemani has a smaller tank, in which she has dug a U-shaped burrow with two entrances. I guess the building code for this species must require at least two exits ;)

Joy
 

Chris

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Mine has done something very similar... except its never the same for 2 weeks in a row. Its almost like she wants the entrances to be random.

Its always a treat to wake up and see what she has done the night before.

The male has a large network of tunnels in his cage... he has entrances in all 4 corners of the enclosure that meet up in the middle right along the bottom of his cage. Its neat to see... wish I had a better cam to show pics with (not that any of my family members will see this post and take the hint that I want a digi cam for Xmas lol)
 

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I only have retarded spiders that make tunnels at wierd angles so the dirt will fall on them.

-V
 

najig21

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That's a pretty elaborate burrow. I wish my seemanni would do something like that. She just dug a deep hole under a rock cave and only has one entrance.
 

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The tunnel underneath is very elaborate. Luckily all of it is up against the glass so we can see her no matter where she is.

-Jill
 

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WOW!!

AWOSME PIC! very well photographed! that is an awsome burrow! A.seemani's are awsome T's! Hopw big is yours? it must be really cool to watch it in its burrow!

James
 
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