Advertisement I have been wondering lately about keeping the slings of dry/airid species on moist sub. Let me start with: i have read plenty of times that 'Small slings dehydrate rapidly due to their undeveloped waxy layer so they should be on at least partially moist sub until they are x.x inches'. However, i am having a hard time getting the math to add up. Usually the size given that they should be before keeping dry is somewhere from 1 to 2.5 inches but when i start thinking about the seasons and the time between molt cycles if there is a 4 Month wet season and a 1/4" sling were to hatch at the very begining of it, it would probably have to molt about once a month to barely make the minimum 1" mark or 1.5-2 times per month to vet to the 2-2.5" mark. Those numbers don't seem practical in captivity when we can keep temps constantly higher and provide constant food, let alone in the wild where there are much more dramatic temperature swings, less reliable food sources, and a million other unpredictables... Now to make the math even LESS possible, imagine that the species has a wet season mating cycle so the first 2 out of those 4 months are taken up by finding a mate, developing eggs before creating a sac and then development of the eggs in the sac after it is made. If i am missing something, please help me find it because my mind keeps going back to try figuring it out. My personal opinion on the matter is that we are generally 'babying' our babies much more than is unnecessary but i am happy to hear (read) the opinions of others. Especially anyone who has had a lot of slings of a lot of species and/or who has experimented on keeping the sub both wet and dry for slings of the same species. In my limited personal experience, i tend to let the sub dry out even in most of my sling enclosures (for the arid species) and haven't run into any issues (yet) but my 'collection is just a small drop in the bucket compared to the combined knowledge of this forum. Thanks for your thoughts.