If it's escape proof, nothing. They have a whole lot more space, less dependable prey, and a whole lot more predators in the wild and manage to survive just fine.What exactly is wrong with putting a 1 inch sling in a 5 gallon tank? is it really that bad for the spider?
I've heard stuff like this before - but it doesn't make much sense. Spiders evolved OUTDOORS. If having space was too stressful, they'd have died out millions of years ago. In captivity, if you give them more space than they need - they simply don't use it all. Just like in the wild. In a properly set up cage they'll find a place in it to call home settle down in it. If the cage does not provide what they are looking for, they will wander in hopes of finding it. If you put a spider in a very large cage and it does not settle down, that might be a hint that you need to reconsider the environment you are providing.OK I might be talking out my um...abdomen...lol, but from what I read too much space actually stresses the T out and they can actually start pacing. Since their eyesight is so bad they rely on feel and vibration so they will "learn" their surroundings. Once they learn their enclosure..water here, a hump there, oh, and a nice little cubby hole here, & oops...a wall there...lol. Too much space to "learn" and I guess they can't find their way back so to speak.