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C. Lividum sling not burrowing

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Is it weird that my C.lividum sling did not seems to wanted to burrow or dig? I have change the substrate from soil to coconut husk n coconut peat but it doesnt seems to wanted to dig but running around n trying to climb up the enclosure. Or isit ready for molt? It takes food last week n reject feeding this week. I have it for about a week. When i rehouse it into the coco peat substrate, it went into a hole between the loose substrate, i do make a hole for it but it seems to cover it with the substrate.
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WolfSpider

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Interestingly, the slings are rarely fossorial. I have also noticed that rehoused juries and adults can take a few weeks "to settle in" before they start digging as well. Rest assured, you have a normal beautiful sling.
 

Casey K.

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@WolfSpider is right. Whenever you rehouse a tarantula, it takes time for them to adjust to their new environment. Also, if you want to improve chances of your lividum burrowing, try throwing in a small piece of cork bark with a starter hole so it can burrow under. :)
 

menavodi

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You could try a little bigger enclosure. That always worked for me. Looks a bit on the small side.
 

liquidfluidity

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I recently purchased a C. lividum and it's been a great specimen. I used an Amac box, filled 2/3 with substrate, a starter burrow, corkbark, and some moss. The first night, it was a digging machine and then used the moss around the entrance. It's burrowing has yet to stop. It seems to be pretty happy. I keep the substrate moist and only use room lighting. It digs at night and sits on top of the moss near its opening during the day. Just my experience
 
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