Advertisement Im running a little experiment with my T's for about a month now. Most keepers notice that species kept dry can be found by their water dishes far more often then species living in a moist environement. I made a mistake with my avic setup, far to little substrate so it dried within an hour or so. Bad for the avic as you normally read. It did have a waterbowl and I noticed her drinking from it a few times. She just molted and looks fine. Why? She is supposed to be kept at high humidity. But is this also the case when they have access to fresh water all the time? Do they evaporate less in a humid environement so they drink less often? Can they compensate this by simply taking a zip of water? All of our T's are kept dry now, No mites, No molt, with fresh water replaced 2 or 3 times a week. So far all of them are fine, even my sazimai can be found at her waterdish sometimes as before I never saw her leaving the burrow. Has anyone ever tried this before? Is moist substrate really a necessity? Is humidity important at all when they have access to fresh water? Maybe its my own preference leading me here because I dont like moist enclosures that can produce molt and mites pretty fast. We have 20 different species at the moment, i will keep this post updated for half a year or so. If my T's start to show signs of ill being or even die we will have to stop ofcourse. For now, after a month No signs yet.