Question about Tarantula Barricade...

hcsk8ter

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Hi,
New here. Love this forum. I'm actually addicted to it. Both my female B.Vagans and G. Aureostriata 1.5" have done this:

Ok on to the question:
1. Why have they barricaded themselves in under the cut solo cup I made? Do I have bad breath? Did I do something wrong? I put two crickets each in both of their tupperwares. I did see B. Vagans last night and she's had a bald booty for some time.
2. Did she climb in there to molt?
3. Should I be afraid if they are under there for an extended period of time?
4. I filled the substrate up about 3/4 of the way to the top. I've heard of people using very short containers will little substrate so they can always see their pets without the risk of falling. Is this a possibility?
Thanks in advance.
 

cheetah13mo

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Was her "booty" black or tan. If it was black, she's going to molt. If it was tan, she wants to be left alone.
 

spid142

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black

If her butt is black, she's growing the new exoskeleton and will molt soon. Thats probably why she went hiding.
 

Bigboy

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They barricade themselves into their homes for different reasons. Sometimes it is because a molt is approaching and they want some place secure and other times it is a holed up by day prowling by night sort of deal. You may go weeks or months without seeing a spider and only seeing a food bolus here or a dropped cricket leg there. Just let them be and unless things start to smell it is probably all right.
 

Cirith Ungol

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If it's black then pick the crix out of there. They're crazy enough to go after the T once it's all newly moulted and weak.

What's that substrate?
 
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