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Feeling a little disappointed.

Discussion in 'Invertebrate Pet Talk' started by Tnoob, Apr 27, 2019.

  1. Tnoob

    Tnoob Well-Known Member

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    It's sad, I want to see my obt more, but it's a hider. I figure it's just it's thing, but I wonder if anyone has tips for how to get it to come out. I want more pics. There's a lot of substrate in there. I'm not worried about its condition. I can see where new web has been laid. I'll feed it, but I was honestly hoping for more blitzkrieg.
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    Kaden Alexander Well-Known Member

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    Is it a sling? Because if it is that is normal for it to be like that at that size. If you want a crazy T just wait until it’s bigger.
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    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member Premium Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Treat an OBT as semi-arboreal with not too much substrate and it will show itself more as it grows. All slings tend to burrow at first.
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    It isn't bigger than my thumbnail. About nickel/dime size. I figured it would do this because it is a sling. I guess it will come out on it's own when it's ready. My H. Pulchripes who I bought with it is very active, and I love watching it. It's just a little worrying, right? Like," are you okay, little dude"?
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    Kaden Alexander Well-Known Member

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    If you want something that is always out and about with a great feeding response I recommend Nhandu Chromatus (my favorite species). Mine are always out and always hungry (most of the time). :D
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    Kaden Alexander Well-Known Member

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    It is probably adjusting to its new home. Slings don’t do too much anyway, at least in my experience.
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    I wouldn't mind doing something else with the enclosure, but I'm afraid I'll cause issues if I try to change something in there right now. I can see where it has burrowed fairly deep. I'd be so sad if something bad happened to it. I love my little spiders. They're the best.
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  8. Enn49

    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member Premium Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I'd leave it for now but when you need to rehouse it bear in mind what I've said and also remember that with a T like the OBT it is wise to move it into a container slightly larger than you normally would, it saves too many rehouses.
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    That's why I rehoused it the moment I got it. I figured it will be about 30 months before it's a juvenile, and I figured a 16 ounce deli cup was a solid choice up until that point. Besides, it was so quiet.
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    I've been watching, and I've learned where part of the lair is. Appears it's hard at work making some crazy tunnel system.
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    If you're lucky it will burrow to the side so you'll be able to see it
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    Don't let that discourage you, all of my OW slings stay out out site, even my pokies like to hide but you can catch them out out late at night sometimes and most grow fast and gain more confidence quickly so more likely to see them. They'll be grown up before you know it and you'll miss watching them grow, guarantee this will make you want to get more.
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    Just relax and let it do its’ thing. This is why collections tend to grow quickly. Whether they burrow, make a dirt curtain or something else, tarantulas mostly like to hide. Get more tarantulas and you’ll see more tarantulas :)
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    Get a C. Versicolor sling

    Youll thank me later.

    They're cheap, and at 3/4" you'll see it making a web fortress already. Striking blue.

    Otherwise you'll have to live with it. All my slings under 2", especially terrestrial (double especially fossorial) are rarely ever seen let alone leave their burrows. Get another T man so you aren't getting disappointed by the behavior of this one. Best advice I can give you
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    I want one of those.
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    This is why I have so many tarantulas. I always have something else to look at.;)
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    ...the more you have the more you see...the more you see the more you want...o_O:rolleyes:
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