Providing room for your tarantula in pre-molt?

Sharno

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I have a few terrestrials that are in small cages with a hide, water bowl, etc. They don't have a TON of surface area on the ground and I am wondering if it's better if they have things moved to provide space for them to put down a mounting pad area, etc?

I don't want to disrupt the space either and stress the tarantula. Any experience in this area?

Thanks.
 

EulersK

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In this case, pictures are worth a thousand words. You'll get nothing but speculation without them, sorry.
 

Tfisher

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I agree with EulerK However I wouldnt disturb anything while in premolt. Generally enclosure makeovers are done after a molt. But Pictures would help for a definitive answer.
 

Kodi

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If you don't feel they have enough room to molt I would think their enclosure is too small to begin with.
 

viper69

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I have a few terrestrials that are in small cages with a hide, water bowl, etc. They don't have a TON of surface area on the ground and I am wondering if it's better if they have things moved to provide space for them to put down a mounting pad area, etc?

I don't want to disrupt the space either and stress the tarantula. Any experience in this area?

Thanks.
I've never had to do this. However, if your T has already spun up a molting mat, I would not do this. If not, I would move things. Then again, they will pick the oddest places at times so you can't always predict.
 
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