- Feb 19, 2003
ok I'm thinking of getting a PZB but I need to know the sci name, and any other info or pics would be appreciated. thanks
Oh I know they would if I let them, so would many others, but they are by no means obligate burrowers. None of the tarantulas I keep on shallow substrate are showing any signs of stress, and are very healthy.Originally posted by RugbyDave
yeah, but you're there for the T's, not the other way around -- i mean, its cool, but maybe try some substratebut i'm sure it would prefer to be in some substrate...
Why? I know they will,but why?i know they're your pets, but see if they'll burrow
Haplopelma species are obligate burrowers and would stress out until it's death if kept in a shallow substrate. Eupalaestrus campestratus Do not get stressed at all by a shllow substrate, and these are long term captives(over a year each). They are happy and thriving, and you wont get a leopard to change it's spots...... you could keep a lividum in shallow substrate,
Ofcorse I do, thier just not ready to post yet.either way, thats a nice T buddy!
any other pics!
Now there is something scary to think about, C. crawshayi without a burrow. I bet that is one cranky tarantula.Originally posted by RugbyDave
i dont think all lividums would stress out untill they died. There were a couple cobalts at the last pet shop i used to live near and he kept his lividums on shallow sub for years.. looong time. he also had a crawshayi for sale for years.. started at 2 inches and now its huge!!!!
I just got my PZB saturday. It hasn't done much of anything. She stays out in the open almost the whole time. Only this morning did she venture into her pot for the first time. Of course it might take a while for it to start moving things around. Even though it will be harder to see her if she took over the pot, i would really like to see her do some housework. As would be expected, she only seems to do interesting things at night. Every morning when i check on the cage, the water dish needs to be cleaned. Today i noticed some of the soil on the sides of the cage as if it was kicked up there or something. Not a lot, but still visible.my adults been hanging out in the open alot more, meanwhile one of my little slings (well 1.5" not so little) is in the middle of doing a total excavation of the cage!