Automatic Drippers

Mojo Jojo

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Has anyone used the drip buckets that are sold at Petco and Petsmart? If so, what do you think about them?
 

jwb121377

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I have never used them before because the constant moisture would promote mold and fungas groth. Not to mention possible pest problems.
 

Code Monkey

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Yep, what JWB said.

There are three genera I can see maybe using them with: Hysterocrates, Theraphosa, and Xenethis, and that's because all three like a moist environment, and I still consider it more of risk than it's probably worth. Too much moisture promotes all kinds of problems, even tropical forest species do fine with just a slightly moist substrate and relatively low humidity.

Your tarantula can always go to the water dish and hydrate itself if you're keeping it on the dry side for its preferences. Keep it too wet and what does it do besides develp a fungal infection and die on you?
 
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