Rehousing a pregnant T

ExotiPet

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Hey all!

I have a female versicolor that I'm pretty sure is pregnant and I am wondering what everyones take is on rehousing her now. At first I didn't plan on moving her to the new cage until I puller her egg sack, but after feeding her last night she destroyed her entire web. So upon seeing that this morning I wondered if I should just move her to the bigger cage to rebuild in, giving her much more room to produce her sack. But of course in the back of my mind I don't wanna rehouse a pregnant T due to the stress it may cause. Oh and not sure if it matters but she is only about a week prego.

Thanks for your opinions!
 

CAK

Arachnoknight
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Hey all!

I have a female versicolor that I'm pretty sure is pregnant and I am wondering what everyones take is on rehousing her now. At first I didn't plan on moving her to the new cage until I puller her egg sack, but after feeding her last night she destroyed her entire web. So upon seeing that this morning I wondered if I should just move her to the bigger cage to rebuild in, giving her much more room to produce her sack. But of course in the back of my mind I don't wanna rehouse a pregnant T due to the stress it may cause. Oh and not sure if it matters but she is only about a week prego.

Thanks for your opinions!
Can you maybe give us some pictures of what she is currently residing in?
 

ExotiPet

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There ya go. That is her. The new cage is a large arboreal cage from tarantulacages.com, I have hers already set up with dirt though.
 

CAK

Arachnoknight
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Honestly, If there is a thought she could be gravid... I'd be perfectly willing to leave her in her current setup.
 

TalonAWD

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I have moved gravid females a few times. I have even had a gravid female imported then shipped before she produced a sac. Do you know how far along is she? When was the last mating?
 

AgentD006las

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If it was only a week ago she was paired id say go ahead. She should have enough time to get comfortable/ settled into her new home. The new cage looks a bit big. Give her a nice hide and she may settle in a bit faster.
 

TalonAWD

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She just mated over a week ago
IMO just go ahead and move her. She will be fine. Tarantulas are alot more tolerant than we give them credit for. They are truly amazing. I guess thats why they have never really have to evolve much. they are just perfect enough to retain their form for millions of years.{D
 

ExotiPet

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Thanks for the input. I decided to move her today, I also realized the female cricket I put in there the other day laid eggs so it was definitely time to move. Here is a pic of her new set up.

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