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Avic destroying web

swimbait

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I'm sure you guys have experienced your avics breaking down there webs at one point or another. Just curious if anyone has noticed maybe some pattern along with it. I remember one of mine doing it years ago but I don't remember what he did next. My A. avic I have now has been breaking down all its web the last week, even pulling it of the sides of the walls. I am planning to rehouse after the next molt but I'm wondering if I should just do it now? Opinions?
 

tcrave

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it may be the web is dirty and they tear them down, or they maybe building a bigger one, i have notices my slings as they grow will make there web tunnels bigger
 

Poec54

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Now's a perfect time to rehouse. You won't feel guilty for tearing up it's silk home. In my experience, Avics always do better when they've spun a sheet/retreat, so there should be a new one coming, so it might as well build it in the new cage.
 

swimbait

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Thanks for the responses, I think that's what I am going to do rather than let it re settle in. It hasn't had much of a web for a week and a half just been sitting on what is left of its old web or climbing around the walls.
 

swimbait

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I was finally able to get the fake plant I wanted to set up the cage( Im extremely busy with school 5 days a week) and finished the new enclosure for my avic. Except now she has begun her new webs and tunnels and I do feel bad for destroying her last couple days work:( Maybe I will just wait until she molts... Do you guys know if any species of spider is able to produce webbing faster? My OBT can accomplish in a night what my avic takes a week to do, recently. Now that I think about it though I have seen avics build quite the structure overnight, maybe its just all about motivation??
 

swimbait

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Here are some pics of the new enclosure minus substrate obviously 20150125_101347.jpg 20150125_104435.jpg 20150125_104446.jpg 20150125_104500.jpg
 
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