- Nov 19, 2010
I'm wondering why it wouldn't be beneficial for the tarantula to be placed in an ideally sized enclosure for an adult specimen when the specimen is still a spiderling or juvenile. In my mind I see far less stress for the spider having them grow up in the enclosure they would eventually be moved to after a few molts once they outgrow their smaller enclosure. The whole concept of possibly having to dig a tarantula out of their burrow and essentially turning their whole world upside down when rehousing seems unnecessarily stressful. So is it really a cardinal sin to raise a 2-2.5 inch juvie in the 10 gallon tank they'd eventually be moved to anyway?