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Old 08-04-2009, 01:47 AM
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just got a H. lividum (cobalt blue) a few days ago and all i have read on care sheets/internet etc says that they burrow and you'll never see them but mine is always climbing the tank and sitting at the top of the tank. i built a burrow for it and it sat there for a few hours but always is sitting at the top in the mornings. is this normal? should i be worried?

substrate is potting soil from b&q bout 7" deep at the burrow i made and temps and humidity seem to be ok
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Old 08-04-2009, 01:49 AM
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Make sure the sub is not too wet, could be too humid in the burrow.
Also, go as deepp as you possibly can with sub for a Cobalt, nthey are one of the true burrowing species of T, and will go on forever if given the chance
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Old 08-04-2009, 01:52 AM
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They are incredibly jumpy and nervous and as such can take a while to feel secure.
To be honest the best thing you could do would be to make the tank dark by covering it with a cloth or brown paper. Then leave it completely undisturbed for a week. Don't feed it either as crickets hopping round will just upset it more.

By that time it should have got its burrow sorted out and will be more settled. Then you'll probably never see it again
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My last lividum took a week before she made her burrow. After that I rarely saw her!

Give it time, your spider will settle if the setup is ok.
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enjoy it while you can! soon you'll just have a pet hole
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Every time I've moved a T into a new home it's taken a while to return to normal behaviour ie webbing up , burrowing or pretending to be a rock .
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H.lividum tend to take a while to settle in, sometimes months, if it has been quite a while, and still no sign of a burrow, offering food regularly seems to trigger them to burrow, but that might just be coinsedense though.
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