Saw this when I got home

keeper1

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this irritates me.. its a grammostola pulchrepes is this normal?? the substrate is pretty dry
 

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Oliverhenderson

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happens to me all the time i wouldn't worry about it if your keeping it fairly dry. its a problem if your keeping very damp
 

Willuminati

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Add more sub, it'll ease your stress about a possible...fall...maybe?

Plus, then you can dig out a nice deep cave under clay pot piece for the Lil spidah to chillll in comfort.
 

Dylan Bruce

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I agree it looks like there is a little to much height in that enclosure, just remember you should have no more than 2x the dls of the spider. and a T climbing is nothing to worry about as long as the substrate is dry and there isn't a fall risk, sometimes they just like to explore the enclosure especially more active species.
 

The Grym Reaper

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Mine is constantly wandering around its enclosure or climbing, if I open the lid to do maintenance it tries to climb out and go exploring, it rarely sits still, you've probably just got a more active/inquisitive specimen, if you're worried about potential falls then add a little more sub (as long as the gap between the top of the sub and the top of the enclosure is no more than 2 x diagonal leg span then you're good) but there's no real reason to worry other than that.
 

Jeff23

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As long as it is also staying on the substrate for a substantial amount of time I would just write it off as an active tarantula. I have a MF Davus Pentaloris that climbs the sides sometimes but also spends a huge amount of time on the substrate, so I don't worry.

As already mentioned by others just make sure your T is safe on the height from top to substrate.
 

Pure Exotic

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It is also good to check the temperature inside. Tarantula may just try to find warmer place.
 
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