OBT tracking dirt into web?

Vespula

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Hi Everyone. I recently got my OBT and love her. She's everything I'd hoped and more. :D I do have one question though. She's built a nice web, but it is kind of knotted up and dirty. Do they often track dirt into their web? She's a sub-adult, if that matters. Thanks.
 

DJEggy

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Some tarantulas like to hide their webbing sometimes with substrate, as a sort of cover to look natural. I think they also block out light doing that too. My P. irminia and H. lividum both do that.
 

Vespula

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Thanks for the reply. The web is at the tippy top of her enclosure, though, and nowhere near a hiding place. I think she just liked that spot and decided to web there... Maybe she is trying to make it more natural to hide her hide... ?
 

Poxicator

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they'll definitely build dirt into their webbing so much so that the webbing and dirt almost become one. When I'm posting these out or rehoming I find picking up a lump of this to transport the OBT is the least stressful and easiest way to do so.
 

Vespula

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Thanks, everyone. That's good to know. She seems content to venture out to get crickets, then bring some new dirt into the web with her. :p I guess she knows what she's doing. :D
 

webbedone

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Tarantulas make dirt curtains all the time starting from spiderlingdom and on it absolutely normal for them to ball up and weave a bunch of substrate into their webbing its just making its home a little more cozy
 

Vespula

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Tarantulas make dirt curtains all the time starting from spiderlingdom and on it absolutely normal for them to ball up and weave a bunch of substrate into their webbing its just making its home a little more cozy
Thanks! That's good to know. :D
 

Vespula

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Hehe. Yeah. I've noticed little mud tracks from her leaving her water dish and crawling through her dirt... :D I guess they're kind of like a puppies in that sense. {D
 

web eviction

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Lol my P. Irminia builds big dirt curtains on the ground then drags them to her corner and hangs them up, after about a week or 2 she rips them down and starts again.
 
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