Pokie esaped

Dilbrain

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What a crap day today was......
I recently rehoused my 2.5 inch pokie ornata into a larger custom built enclosure.
A bit on the large side but very cool with a lid on top and a sliding front door halfway up. All glass and a micromesh steel breathing panel.
I fed my menagerie yesterday evening and all seemed well. This morning I realised that I had not closed the sliding door fully..........
The pokie had done a moonlight flit.... :eek:
I have spent most of today looking for the little perisher to no avail.
To make matters worse, when I was combing through the enclosure's area I moved my little 'nursery' [ a 5 gallon tank with several deli pots containing a H.lividium sling and a C.crawshayii sling] , I opened the lid and was removing the crawshayii pot when I managed to drop the blleding thing! Dirt all over the floor and 'Asbo' the King B was on his way to freedom........... :?
Well, I managed to recapture him ok , but still no pokie. I have told the wife, who understandably is not too chuffed. It's freezing in Oxfordshire at the moment and the house is not warm in ever room , I have a feeling that he may have found this 1 inch hole in the wall between the hallway and the kitchen.
Here's hoping I find the little fella sooner rather than later, but these little devils are not the easiest to catch.
I will let you guys know the outcome.

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ErikH

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Good luck. Hopefully you will find your pokie in a corner along your ceiling.
 

PinkLady

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Sorry to hear about that. I actually had a p.murinus sling last for pretty much a month living in my home and found him/her yesterday. I hope you have the same luck with your p.ornata.
 

Alice

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that really sucks, sorry. i've never had a t escape (honestly, not even a sling - ok, a pokie sling jumped out its box once, but fortunately i got it in under 1 minute). maybe you can try offering a shelter near the ceiling, artificial plant or some such. as pokies ime are very shy, she might use it as a shelter.
 

Dilbrain

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Still looking , thanks for the messages of concern :)
Watch this space...........................:?
 

tospace

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look in every corner of your house. if u still don't find it go to sleep and wake up at about 3~4am and with a flashlight look around your house because f it was in a hole it will most likely come out at night
 

Talkenlate04

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Oh I am in the same boat right now too..... there is a ghost pokie out there somewhere at me gf's house..... amazingly enough she is not mad or scared, now when the cat knocked over the dubia colony that was a different story. =-)
 

Dilbrain

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look in every corner of your house. if u still don't find it go to sleep and wake up at about 3~4am and with a flashlight look around your house because f it was in a hole it will most likely come out at night
I woke up about 3 times last night and tried the above method. Hopefully I will find it eventually.
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Anastasia

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I woke up aboiut 3 times last night and tried the above method. Hopefully I will find it eventually.
:(
did u look in closets??
My P.cancerides escaped twice, found in my closet
shez closet girl :eek:
 
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Becky

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ur sure its actually escaped? not burrowed or hiding in a small piece of cork bark inside the tank? check where its warmest :)
 

Dilbrain

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ur sure its actually escaped? not burrowed or hiding in a small piece of cork bark inside the tank? check where its warmest :)
Good Point Becky, I will have a look tonight. I put a piece of Bogwood in the enclosure, it's not quite the same as Cork Bark but it has a few little knots and gnarly holes.
Fingers crossed......:8o
 

Dilbrain

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Well , I checked through the enclosure and the wood, to no avail...:(
Looked through every wardrobe/closet, door frames, skirting board , you name it. I may try something a bit wacky next.
I'm going to hang a heat pad in the top corner of the area from which the pokie escaped [ hallway ] . I'm thinking on a chilly night it may be drawn to this source? I was going to attach some polystryrene on the back and tape it to the wall.
I will be working nightshifts for a few weeks and use a bunch of pc's at work, I may set up a web cam aimed at the general area to alert me to any action.
Sounds daft, but so did sending men to the moon.......................... :)
Fingers crossed!

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ErikH

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You might try putting a piece of cork tubing in the corner somewhere. It may not work, but it certainly wouldn't hurt to try, either.
 

Mr Short Radius

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Go in the room and yell, heel. It should come running. It works great with my rottweiler. ...and I would check every inch of the dresser or whatever your enclosure is on, underside, behind, everywhere.
 
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