Sling Enclosure Swapping

Androxian

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Hello fellow arachnoaddicts,

I just recieved a B. hamorii sling (1in) and it's now out of the shy shipping phase. I do have a question however, I feel very much like my A. geniculata's (2in) enclosure would benefit this sling much more (they're both identical enclosures with the same dimensions) since the A. geniculata has already established a very nice, sling friendly enclosure. So I was wondering if, without changing any of the substrate, could I just swap the two tarantulas into the other one's enclosure without issue? I haven't been able to find any other resources for a question like this so I take it to you, the people.

Note: The A. geniculata is getting rehoused in 9 days when the new enclosures get here for the slings that are getting a bit too cramped for their current enclosures. Would I be able to put the B. hamorii in the A. geniculata's enclosure at that point in time? Or should I just leave the B. hamorii to do it's own thing in its enclosure?

Any feedback is appreciated.
Thanks.
 

Colorado Ts

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Slings are much more forgiving than established adults...as long as you're not re-housing it every other week...there shouldn't be any problems.
 

Smotzer

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I would say go for it, I put 2 slings recently into enclosures that after 2 weeks realized they were either too big or I didn’t like the set up inside, so I rehoused them and it worked out much better.
 

The Grym Reaper

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So I was wondering if, without changing any of the substrate, could I just swap the two tarantulas into the other one's enclosure without issue?
Yes, you can do it with larger specimens without issue too.
 

Vanessa

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Yes, they don't carry contaminants. Maybe the odd mite, but nothing hugely detrimental to their health.
 
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