Help with T stirmi

Tkeeper081169

Arachnopeon
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I just recently got a T stirmi, she just molted about 2 weeks ago. Took 3 supers today (trying to fatten her up a bit) my only concern is about the moisture. I keep the substrate moist, not soaking wet but I make sure the bottom levels are a nice dark rich color. No mold so I think my cross ventilation is pretty good. Is it okay to let the top dry out if the bottom layers are still moist? I dont want to keep adding water because I'm worried the bottom will become stagnant. Any feedback would be appreciated.
 

z32upgrader

Arachnobaron
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I have no problems with my blondi by doing just that. The humidity permeates the air as it slowly evaporates. You obviously don't want a swamp at the bottom. The spider doesn't have to be touching wet dirt to get the benefit of elevated humidity.
 

Teds ts and Inverts

Arachnobaron
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Yup, sounds like you’re doing just fine! With my T. stirmi, I let the top layer of substrate dry out, then add water once the middle layer becomes dry.
 

Asgiliath

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I use a plant watering can to simulate rain in my stirmi's enclosure. It's perfect for soaking through the layers of substrate. I do this as needed but about once a week or so.

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Tkeeper081169

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You would be correct it is a little wide, I want to make one with corkbark, gonna run to the pet store later and pick up some.
 
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