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Mold in my OBT sling enclosure -_-

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Beginnerxd, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. Beginnerxd

    Beginnerxd Arachnopeon Active Member

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    Yeah so there is mold in my OBT sling enclosure, i want to clean the mold but yesterday i decided to do it today but then it turns out that he molted last night, so should i actually try to rehouse her today or wait a week or a few days??
     
  2. The Seraph

    The Seraph Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Mold itself is benign, but you should still rehouse as OBTs like bone dry substrate, and mold can only grow in moisture. Could you provide a picture of the whole enclosure and this mold.
     
  3. Beginnerxd

    Beginnerxd Arachnopeon Active Member

    Its that blackish thing, easily noticable
     

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  4. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    NOOOOOOOOOOO

    It just molted—- DO RESEARCH on what you own or give it away jeez.
     
  5. The Seraph

    The Seraph Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Oh, I didn't even catch that. Yeah, I would wait on rehousing as well.
    Hmm, does not look like any mold I have seen. How often are you watering it?
     
  6. That looks like a swimming pool it's that wet immediate rehouse just moulted or not you will kill it in that dampness
     
  7. Arachnophoric

    Arachnophoric Arachnolord Active Member

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    Sphagnum moss looks way too wet. P. murinus are a species that need to be kept dry, even as slings. Prolonged containment in a wet enclosure like that will eventually cause your sling to suffer and possibly die. Since it just molted, give it a couple days to harden up, and then rehouse it into an enclosure with dry substrate and something to act as a water dish such as a bottle cap. In the meantime, make sure your current setup has plenty of ventilation to allow it to dry out some.

    For future reference, mold itself isnt an issue for a healthy T, but is an indicator that you're either keeping your enclosure too wet or without enough ventilation.
     
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  8. Paul1126

    Paul1126 Arachnolord Active Member

    Even as tiny slings you keep these on bone dry sub?
     
  9. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX ArachnoGod Active Member

    It's always the same issue: wet substrate + poor ventilation = cause of death of many T's.

    P.murinus are a species that, even as slings, needs a somewhat dry environment... especially if you live in an already hot and humid nation such Indonesia.
     
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  10. Arachnophoric

    Arachnophoric Arachnolord Active Member

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    Yes, more or less. I give them access to a water dish and fresh after a molt will just slightly overflow the waterdish/dribble a few droplets of water in their webbing. Other than that, substrate is kept completely dry.
     
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