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To mist or not to mist?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by webspinner, Nov 26, 2003.

  1. webspinner

    webspinner Arachnoknight Old Timer

    I have been reading a lot about people misting there T's enclosure's. Well what is it "Mist or not to mist"?:?
  2. abstract

    abstract Arachnodemon Old Timer

    Very subjective question.

    One school is:
    "Why not, it helps raise humidity, especially if the vetilation is retarded via the use of saran wrap etc...."

    Another is:
    "Why waste your time, moisture on the sides will evaporate momentarily, and spiders humidity requirements aren't as high as people think they are; adequate humidity can be provided by wetting the substrate/overfilling the water bowl"

    No good answer - as long as a waterdish is provided, i'm sure you'll probably be okay either way. =D
  3. Guido

    Guido Arachnoknight Old Timer

    i dont mist,( just my slings, about once a week) but i use a full dish of water
  4. Buspirone

    Buspirone Arachnoprince Old Timer

    I only mist sling vials and small containers where I don't have waterdishes in place yet. IME, misting large enclosures increases the occurrence and severity of pest problems. Its really a personal preference except with a small minority of tarantula species that are truely humidity dependent.
  5. Mojo Jojo

    Mojo Jojo Arachnoking Old Timer

    I mist my arborial cages, not to raise humidity, but for the spiders to drink. My cages are exremly ventilated, so I don't have to worry about mold or mites.

    For my terrestrials, I just overflow the water dish.

    I occaisionally add a few drops of water to my s'ling vials.

  6. vulpina

    vulpina Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Keep the water dish full and mist arboreals for them to drink.

  7. da_illest

    da_illest Arachnoprince

    i do the same