Tiny mushrooms?

TechComMike

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Just noticed in my C. hainanus enclosure (quite deep substrate - coco fiber) some little white things against the front glass, about 2 inches below surface. Reached in with long tongs and plucked up three what almost look like micro-sized mushrooms and interestingly had a mushroomy smell. Can't see anymore but is this dodgy and a mold trouble sign that warrants a full rehouse on fresh coco-fiber? - due to shared divided enclosure will mean same clear-out for H. gigas girl as well. Both have built quite lengthy burrows and will have a job on their hands (well legs actually) to recreate.
 

viper69

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People have had large mushrooms pop up, non-issue
 

Conor10

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I have had those in my tarantula enclosures but after a while they dry up,they are harmless to the T, you might want to get some spring tails for your enclosure because they eat mold and other things like that.
 

TechComMike

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That's a relief. Maybe that's why she's always been a reasonably chill C. hainanus, "Yeah baby, it's the shrooms!!"
Tank divide with thick clear PVC (eighth of an inch+) that is fixed and also bonded by the 8" of substrate on either side of it. One of the spids will need to own a hammer to get a visit with their neighbor and no way over the top.
Thanks for replies.
 
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