Chilobrachy sp electric blue please help.

Tom Moore

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Hi I've just bought a chilobrachys electric blue. Trouble is I've put it in damp substrate and upon watching the small amount of YouTube video's I've noticed the substrate is dry. I did do research but now these video's are making me second guess what I got told. The spiderling is very small 1cm. I've put a tiny bit of Cork bark on the substrate and compared to the t's size is fairly deep. Maybe 1 and half inch. My knowledge on pet holes in not great as i choose to have ones i will see, but this one really did catch my eye. Anyone own one of these and can you help. Thanks
 

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TownesVanZandt

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Any Chilobrachys species should be housed with plenty of slightly moist substrate. They will burrow and need an adequate amount of substrate to do so :) The substrate shouldn´t be soaking wet (if you were to pick up some of it, you shouldn´t be able to squeeze out a bunch of water, but it should be visibly moist).
 
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Spidermolt

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yeah that substrate it too moist. I keep Chilos the same as I do Haplopelma, Cyriopagopus so honestly you can look up the care for these three genus and have a pretty good idea. For your sling I would also start off with around 2.5 inches of substrate (5-6 cm.)
 

Spidermolt

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So I just experimented and for an idea of the amount of moisture needed in the substrate should simply be a mix of 1 cup of dry and loose coco earth to 1/4 cup of water.
 

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Don't forget about ventilation. With higher humidity comes the risk of creating a stuffy enclosure, which will kill any tarantula eventually. Too much ventilation is better than not enough, it only means that you'll need to water it more often.
 
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