Should I check My Spider ?

Mandiblehead

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Hey yall. So you know that pill bottole thats in there, I was going to take it out. but he burrowed under it beforeI got a chance to after he molted. he was in the bottle for a while, then he dug out and burrowed under neath, about 3 4 days later I offered him a cricket. he didnt seem to interested. the cricket found his way into the burrow I saw some movvement in there and most probly was spider eating him. or killing him. but since then hes closed all the entry/exits My geck day before yesterday was trying to get out of the tank, Its been very hot here ( around 35 celcius ) so I froze a block of ice ( from a cup ) and put that in there too cool things down, My spider got a shotglass in his tank with an ice cube. How long should I wait before I consider checking on him ? They burrow to get out of heat right ? but verdesi I think are burrowers when there young aswell , but his doors are sealed , and when I stuck my hand in the tank to feel temp it was definantly warmer in there.
 

MrsHaas

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Picture? What pill bottle?
And what do u mean a shot class w ice?? NEVER heard of anyone doing that... Just a fresh bowl of water in the enclosure will likely be enough to keep your spider hydrated and cool .
 

cold blood

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Its just fine.

Don't put in ice, just dampen part of the substrate around the burrow.

What species are we talking about? How big is it?
 

MrsHaas

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If his enterances are closed up he might be going for a molt. Just leave him be til he emerges on his own.
 
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