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      Acting weird

      I have a Chilean rose hair T. I recently changed the ecoearth in the habitat. Now my T is staying on top of its hide. I dont know why? Is it because of the new ecoearth? Any tips will help. Thanks

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      Hi Naruckij, and welcome.

      As for your Chilean Rose, my girl did that for a while after I brought her home some 5 years ago. Mine even made a hammock of silk between the coconut hide and the wall. She did eventually settle down and come down.

      I have been told that eco-earth is slightly acidic, and most Ts don't care for that. It is not their first choice.

      I normally wouldn't recommend mixing in some peat to cut the acidity because I have found it very prone to mold, but with a G. rosea that seems to detest wet situations, you shouldn't have issued with mold.

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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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      Also, rosea/porteri like their substrate bone-dry. If there is any dampness at all your spider will not want to touch it.

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      If the substrate is bone dry, and packed down well, I'd say maybe it's just because it's new. She will come around. Some take longer to settle in than others.

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