- Jul 29, 2016
i think I've got this right. I shouldn't worry about my T's humidity. I just need to make sure they have access to water. Is this correct?
The "Brachys" are hardy and easy to care for, even as slings. The whole genus of Avicularia however are much more delicate, especially as slings. I´m sure someone here would give you some advise on how to care for them, though. (I´m not into Avics myself).Albopilosum, smithi, and versicolor will be slings. (I think)
You can also help that 'humidity part' using a little piece of sphagnum. However yes, just an eye to slings and you're done, trust me nothing impossible, just a bit if the water dish is present :-sOkay. Just enough to darken it a bit? Forgive me for all these questions. I just want to get it right.
Misting is great for providing water to slings that are too small for a water dish, but not great for providing humidity. If it's humidity you're after, then stick to overflowing the water dish.
Thank you! I appreciate your suggestions. The reason I'd go with a sling is because it's within my price range. I may reconsider. I don't know.I just stepped in to share a random opinion. I have noticed that folks starting out with avics have a more positive and successful experience (generally) when they start with a somewhat larger avic. I personally started with a sub adult avic and I believe that if she had been a sling I would have killed her with my inexperience. Avic husbandry is a fairly specific beast with a narrow range of tolerable conditions. Juvie and sub adult avics are a touch more forgiving while you're dialing in husbandry. Avic slings don't generally survive husbandry hiccups. From my first avic on I have gradually decreased in size adding another sub adult, then a juvie, and once I felt solid and had success with juvies then I moved to slings. It was sort of a process obviously but I have not yet experienced a single avic loss across the full spectrum of sizes and several species within the genus. I adore the entire genus and want every keeper to love them just as much. I'm off to be random in another thread.