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    Thread: How to Move a Holed Up T

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      How to Move a Holed Up T

      I'm wanting to move my T who stays in her tunnels continually. How do you do that??? I have a new enclosure I want to move her to. And another thing, she has all her boluses (sp?) at the bottom of her winding tunnels. How do you get to them? Should I just leave everything alone?

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      Well DonnaG...if you have a new home for her and you want to move her you just need to carefully/methodically and slowly dig her out. If the boluses bother her she will discard them herself. Or the other route...leave her in her old home. If you can see her boluses you might be able to see or figure out where she is if you intend to mover her. You probably will get substrate on her when digging her out...but that is normal . Good luck!
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      Thank you, Rachibi. That helps me a lot.

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      My first question is, what kind of T are we talking about? If it is a New World T, in most cases, no problem, just dig them out.

      If it is an Old World T, chances are that T will bolt (and fast) once they are dug out, in which case you need to be prepared to catch them.

      I would suggest cutting off the top of a 2L bottle and using that as a funnel, unscrew the lid, and put a tube over the hole. The T, if small enough, will gladly flee to the tube for hiding, and you have them contained.

      And do your best to secure the room you are doing this in. Especially if it is a flighty T, you will want to find ways to keep them from fleeing to cracks and hiding spots behind heavy furniture.

      A few months ago, I was squirting water into my friend's Hapalopus sp. Columbia large tank when it bolted from its burrow. In a flash, it was up my arm, out onto the top of my T shelf, and over the back, where I couldn't get to it.

      Rather than trying to move that shelf, I decided to wait (banking on the hope that there was no easy way for her to escape the room), and sure enough, a day later, she was on a plexi tray in the floor that I was just walking into the room to retrieve. After a bit of a chase with the pop-bottle funnel, I managed to get her back into her tank.

      That day, I cut up a pool noodle into long strips that I have stuffed around the back and sides of that shelf to prevent Ts from fleeing back there. So far, so good.

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      Toss the male in, take him out of the water dish in bolus form the next day.

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      Oh, my bad. Its my young E. Campestratus. So I guess I'll just dig her out, though that sounds kinda harsh!

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      You couldn't ask for a better T to move than a PZB.

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      Toss the male in, take him out of the water dish in bolus form the next day.

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      This is similar to what Manly was talking about. I use this to capture T's for transport. They end up in the coffee cup at the top which is already lined with packing material for shipping and then I put the coffee cup lid on. It's not exactly what Manly was talking about but I thought it might give you a visual picture of what he meant. I've probably just confused matters rather than helped.
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      That's awesome J!m! Beam me up Scotty!
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      That's awesome J!m! Beam me up Scotty!
      Thanks Ranchibi. Check out this thread if you like. It explains the little tool a little better.
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      Oh, what an awesome contraption, Jim. Very clever. That definitely gives me some good ideas. I'm feeling a lot more confident about moving my PZB now. Thank you so much!

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