T. albo sling building a dirt volcano?

TattoosandTs99

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Hi all, I just picked up my first T. albo sling (.5 inches US ) and she has created an interesting burrow where she is excavating the moist bottom substrate and making sort of a dirt volcano? Its really cool, but I was wondering if this is normal or if it is an indication that maybe she doesn't like having a moist lower level to burrow to? I just want to make sure my husbandry is OK. The cup is probably around 5-6 OZ and I got her one week ago. She has eaten once (cricket leg scavenge feed).
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RoachCoach

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Ah, a newbie to burrowing species. When it makes that volcano then leave it alone and make sure you keep adequate humidity levels per depth.
 

Edan bandoot

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Normal

I just leave prekilled at the entrance, they seal them up when they're done eating
 

Andrea82

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'Dirt vulcano' :rofl:
Never heard it being called that before!

Perfectly normal. This species burrows a lot as slings but most stay out in the open more once they get bigger. Set up looks good, sling looks healthy; no need to worry. ;)
 

Craig73

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The photos are impressive. Mine trashed the place. I’m positive my obt had way more thought into its pile of mess.

Super fun T, they’re mini bulldozers and excavators.
 

Smotzer

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but I was wondering if this is normal or if it is an indication that maybe she doesn't like having a moist lower level to burrow to?
Normal, and it means it does like it and it’s settling in. Just keep the bottom layer moist now.
 
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