whtas my g.rosea doing?

xjak3yx

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today my g.rosea has been very active spinning a web over her substrate and hasnt stopped all day. it isnt too think but is clearly visable . she has only spun it over the dry end of her cage im nt too sure what she is up to . can any one help me?

i was wondering if she doesent like the substrate i use which is terranium humus(the one you get in a block and dissolve in water) or mayby getting ready to do sumthing imnt too sure:?
 

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I'm new too the tarantula world so I may be way off,but could it be a moult mat.:confused:
 

Moltar

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Maybe an upcoming molt. They'll do this also if they don't like the substrate. One of my rosea's has a thick carpet of webbing all over the entire floor of her tank. How moist is the substrate? Rosies detest moisture. 'Strate should be bone dry with just a water dish for moisture.
 

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I'm new too the tarantula world so I may be way off,but could it be a moult mat.:confused:
Molting mats will most likely be pretty thick and suspended somewhat from the sides of the cage or other objects kinda like a hammock just barely off the ground. I'd say watch and wait and allow the strate to dry out.
 

xjak3yx

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yes the substrate is dry and the webbing is covering half of the cage (the end she stays up the most)
 

xjak3yx

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also this substrate has been used since i bought this T (nearly a year ago now) and hasnt been webbed as much b4
this might be a silly question but do they change their minds about what substrate they like
 

Fingolfin

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When was the last time it ate? Also, is it a male? Could be a sperm web?
 

Spider45

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Mine did this from the the first day I put her in her cage, She was living in a large deli cup 4" in diameter, the same as her leg span with no substrate (pet store). I think she's just happy to be on something other than plastic and is letting everything knows it her territory.

Jim
 

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Rosies do strange things, mine webs lots too...even up between plants and other decor, as well as the substrate. I've heard that the webbing can be related to somewhat of a "tripwire" but I could be wrong, that's just what I heard. Yeah, molt mats are generally pretty thick. Make sure everything is bone dry too eh.
 

xjak3yx

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no worries shee molted over night so she was spinning a molt mat jus a big one ;) thanks for everys1 help but now after her molt she seems not very stable and floppy is this usual?
 
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