P. imirnia is a pet hole

gromgrom

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Is this the norm? It's been a hole for a couple molts now, its a 2.5-3" male, guessing, as its really really leggy.

edit: what i mean is, its built an underground burrow, quite the opposite of what i'd expect of a decent sized aboreal.
 
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yes, that's what they do, live both fossorial and arboreal lifestyles. I use plenty of substrate and sphagnum moss with a good cork/bamboo tube for my P. irminia.
 

RoseT

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Mine is the same size, and it does spend a lot of time in its burrow, which makes it even more exclusive when I do see it out chillin on the cork bark..got to respect it for what it is, maybe it will mature out of it.
 

malevolentrobot

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mine liked to burrow when it was younger and just recently started (its about the same size as yours ~3") constructing some impressive thick tube webs with a lot of the substrate incorporated in it.

they seem to enjoy both, and unfortunately hiding as well. shame, because they are such spectacular looking tarantulas.
 

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yes, that's what they do, live both fossorial and arboreal lifestyles. I use plenty of substrate and sphagnum moss with a good cork/bamboo tube for my P. irminia.
Fossorial?

This is a new word for me can we get a definition? I thought the term was terrestrial an then whether they were an obligate burrower or not.
 

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Psalmopoeus and Lampropelma spend a lot of time sheltered, especially if there is good lighting or in premolt. Sometimes I could find them out and about after 10 or 12PM or in the day when it's overcast.
 

Hatr3d

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Same goes for Heteroscodra and a couple other arboreals, especially when they're slings/juvies.
 

gromgrom

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I just figured it'd be, at least at a few inches, ready to move outta its ground home. :p
 

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Welcome to the wonderful world of Psalmopeus! {D My P. cambridgei is dug up too, she is about 3 inches LS and she is normally in her hole, but I can see her and if not whole at least her legs poking out of her burrow wich is under the "tree". :)
 
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