Lasiodora enclosure misting

How often you do mist your Lasiodora

  • Never : They have a water dish

    Votes: 11 68.8%
  • Once a week

    Votes: 2 12.5%
  • 2- 4 times a week

    Votes: 3 18.8%
  • Everyday

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    16
  • Poll closed .

Nitibus

Arachnodemon
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How often do you mist your Lasiodora ? I know it's based on evaporation but this may be a good rule of thumb for L. Noobs like me
 

Brian S

ArachnoGod
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Why mist at all? If you need to increase the humidity just pour water onto the substrate thus soaking it. I have said it 100s of times....misting evaporates too fast and will not do any good therefore is a waste of time but I dont think anyone pays attention when I or anyone else says that.
 

Talkenlate04

ArachnoGod
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I agree with Brian 100%.

If its not a sling, misting is not effective enough to raise humidity overall. You can just pick a side of the tank to pour water onto and let that side stay wet and the other stay dry. I personally do corners of tanks. This soaking takes a lot more time to evaporate and works much better then misting. (and this applys to all species requiring higher humidity.)
 

thunderthief

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I completely agree with the 2 replies. I dont mist at all only over fill or wet one corner of any T's enclosure that needs more humidity.
Seems to work fine.

Mike
 

bushbuster

Arachnobaron
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I inject water into the substrate with a very long small diameter tube via a 3cc cattle syringe, at various depths, where needed. Works great! I have never misted, I gathered misting doesn't really do any good, from reading the posts on here.
 

P. Novak

ArachnoGod
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I just overfill my waterdish a bit and it'll stay moist enough. Misting is only effective with slings and arboreal Ts(which drink of the side of the walls the majority of the time).
 
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