Exactly what i thought! lol Idiot... Poor spider having to keep being scooped up in that cricket tub every 2 bloomin minutes! I keep my rosea at room temp anyway, and on dry substrate! "keep it moist" yer, if u want an arboreal rosie!I can't believe he was trying to force feed it by jamming a cricket in its face with tweezers.
'How to piss off a tarantula 101'
It was definately not happy about that, I wanted to see it bite the crap out of his hand.
dragonblade71;923422 What if the tarantula owner lived in a cold climate...would a heat pad under the substrate be a good idea in such a scenario?[/QUOTE said:Never under the substrate. If you need to provide heat for your T it should be a pad on the side of the tank. To escape heat they instinctively burrow and won't grok the fact that it's even hotter down in the dirt. You'll end up with a cooked tarantula "al dente".
Many T's can live in the same heat and humidity we do (within reason) as long as they have a full water dish. More heat generally just means a more active T.
I have ask this before but never get an answer. Says who? Have you conducted a scientific investigation into to this instinct? I would just like to see for once one of these myths come true. Yes a heat pad can heat up to 100F. But once it gets through the glass then you are down to 90F. If you apply it according to instructions then 85F.To escape heat they instinctively burrow and won't grok the fact that it's even hotter down in the dirt.
I would say that them burrowing to escape heat is a great assumption. I have a 4" Rufilata and if my room temps get out of control 80+ he will cover himself in dirt. Lower the temps and he’s back to sitting on the side of the container. I am great normally at heating the room as needed and factoring in outisde temps, but sometimes my room will hit 83-84 and thats when I get my burrowing aboreals. Not really a burrow, its more him covering himself in wet substrate.I have ask this before but never get an answer. Says who? Have you conducted a scientific investigation into to this instinct?