- Dec 20, 2002
well what do i do? this thing loves going on the roof and such. I just want to stop it before it hurts itself....
This IS definitely something to worry about--loss of a leg at best, loss of life at worst. But it can easily be prevented by adding substrate, as others have said. If the substrate is deep enough so that the tarantula can touch it with at least one leg while hanging from the lid, it can free itself. Or, to use the standard formula, the distance between the top of the substrate and the lid should be no more than the tarantula's diagonal legspan.Originally posted by Paladin
its not like he goes up there every chance he gets. Just every once in a while it climbs the glass. BTW im using Bed-a-beast.
Also, most if the time he walks around fine. I think hes just climbing in the direction of the window....
I ask this because i found him hanging by one leg today coming from a baseball game and was worried