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Old 01-06-2011, 10:54 PM
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Hi guys.

I have got two subfusca slings that need re-housing, and I was thinking of putting them together. They are exactly the same size (1-1.5cm), and from the same sac.

Do you think I would be ok to put them in the same pot? They have been apart for about 2/3 weeks.

Before anyone says it, I know all community projects carry risks. I have already got rufilata, and OBT communities, and are yet to suffer any losses.
What I want to know is will they show any aggression after being apart for so long?
And will the small numbers have any effect of their social behaviour?

Cheers peeps.
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Old 01-06-2011, 11:12 PM
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The only help i can give is i reintroduced two groups of 5 p.faciata to make 10 with no problem after about a six week gap...... but because the subfusca have been housed separatly this could cause terrtorial problems? always a risk i spose good luck if you decide to give it a go.
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i wouldent theve bin seperated and subfuscas arnt well known for communal tbh
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LOL Hazzah, I had a community of 5, 3 of them matured into male and the 2 adult females continued to live in the same enclosure. They even seperated into 2 cork tubes and lived like that for a year.
So, I'd say they're communal.

ornata are the ones to crack communally.

At the size you mention Id test it out, there's no guarantee but ive separated pokies for longer before reintroducing without issue.
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realy? iv read on a forum think it was ab that they can be realy bad and canabalistic?

but fair play lol
also the male mirandas doing his job atm so will let you know when there done if he dosent get munched

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LOL Hazzah, I had a community of 5, 3 of them matured into male and the 2 adult females continued to live in the same enclosure. They even seperated into 2 cork tubes and lived like that for a year.
So, I'd say they're communal.

ornata are the ones to crack communally.

At the size you mention Id test it out, there's no guarantee but ive separated pokies for longer before reintroducing without issue.
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realy? iv read on a forum think it was ab that they can be realy bad and canabalistic?
Don't believe anything you read on forums ;-)
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Old 02-06-2011, 01:58 AM
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Don't believe anything you read on forums ;-)
irony...
lol but still reintroducing can be difficult as thieve already setup territory alone...
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The only help i can give is i reintroduced two groups of 5 p.faciata to make 10 with no problem after about a six week gap...... but because the subfusca have been housed separatly this could cause terrtorial problems? always a risk i spose good luck if you decide to give it a go.
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Thanks steve.
They are only in sling pots with a little coir in there neither has set up a retreat, or anything, and they just sit on the side of the tub closest to each other.

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i wouldent theve bin seperated and subfuscas arnt well known for communal tbh
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I thought along with formosa, subfusca were regarded as being one of the more "social" poecilotheria species.

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LOL Hazzah, I had a community of 5, 3 of them matured into male and the 2 adult females continued to live in the same enclosure. They even seperated into 2 cork tubes and lived like that for a year.
So, I'd say they're communal.

ornata are the ones to crack communally.

At the size you mention Id test it out, there's no guarantee but ive separated pokies for longer before reintroducing without issue.
Thanks Pete.
I think I am gonna go for it, If one gets munched, then it happens, it would be worth the risk.
I think I am going to put them in a smallish enclosure with one hide, and force them to interact. See what happens eh?

I have never had only two spiders in the same enclosure, I have four ruflilata's, and 6 OBT's.
Do you think the small numbers will increase the risk of cannibalism?



Thanks for all the help guys.
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