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Too shallow?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Enclosures' started by Rs50matt, Jun 3, 2018.

  1. Rs50matt

    Rs50matt Member

    May 14, 2018
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    When my brachy vegans turned up it was abit bigger than I was expecting so had to make die with a container that wasn't exactly purpose built. It's fine temporarily but my question is , now that he has started digging he has reached the bottom and there isn't a layer of substrate on the bottom of his burrow. I wouldn't have thought this is an issue but would I be correct in assuming it means his enclosure isn't deep enough? I have to replace it anyway as I don't particularly want to keep him in there but would I need something significantly deeper? It's around 3 inches of substrate
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  2. MassExodus

    MassExodus Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

    Oct 11, 2015
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    It would make do with three inches, but it sounds like your Brachy wants more substrate. The young ones sometimes like to dig, particularly vagans and albopilosum. Try excavator clay for a dry species like that, if you want to try something different. Its fun to build starter burrows in it and watch them go to town. Desert hairy scorps are the champs though, they are bulldozers.
  3. Arachnoclown

    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2017
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    If you give them 3" or 6" theyre going to burrow to the bottom and clean off the glass in the burrow. Ive got a few in 3" of substrate and they are just fine.
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