cotton good or bad

rayford

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i have heard both ways cotton is good, or cotton is bad. what one wins.cotton keeps good moisture and u can see andything trying to grow on it or acces food items laying ton it so u can change it when dirty. or does it grow too much bacteria and other things . i change the cotton once a week or so, i do not leave it for months or anything like that. pls any comments will be helpful.
 

Kirsten

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Cotton where? In the water dish? Bad. Bacteria breeds in there like it's spring break.
 

rayford

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cotton

i dont have a water dish these guys r just little. i have it as the substraight in the bottom of the vile.
 

mcluskyisms

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i dont have a water dish these guys r just little. i have it as the substraight in the bottom of the vile.
Just give the substrate a light mist of water every other day they will be cool :cool:
 

B8709

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Negative.

No cotton. No sponge. Nothing of the sort. Use eco earth or something like it. Give the substrate and the vial a light misting so they can drink off of it for slings that are too small for a water dish.
 

Nicole

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Honestly, it's different but I don't see why it wouldn't work.
 

Skullptor

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Honestly, it's different but I don't see why it wouldn't work.
And why wouldn't peat or another substrates not be good enough to those with no experience, but want to jump to something experimental?
 

curiousme

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Honestly, it's different but I don't see why it wouldn't work.
Wouldn't it present the same problems a sponge or cotton ball in a water dish would? If the poster wanted to keep the spiderling hydrated, the cotton would mold from mistings. To prevent that it would need to be changed out often and at that point you could save yourself trouble and the spiderling stress by providing a standard substrate.
 
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