- Oct 25, 2014
This is my first time keeping a balfouri this small so at one inch is it ok to give it dry sub? Seems like it would still be a little fragile at this size for such dry conditions..
Mm.. Good point.. One main reason I considered it is because about 2yrs ago I had a tiny 1/4 in P.scrofa that I housed on moist sub like all slings and it acted arboreal..I rarely keep anything on bone dry substrate. I keep my two communal on lightly moist substrate and everything I keep gets a water dish. They burrow fine (including the 1/4 inch sling I have) and have molted regularly. I have them in two communal setups and a 4oz deli (for the little one). They range in size from the 1/4 inch to 2.5 inches with a range in between. They have never avoided the substrate or acted in a manor that would lead me to believe it bothers them. They were tunneling with in hours of me getting them.
I've actually kept both of mine dry, w/water bowl of course. No issues. Socotra Island is a pretty arid climate. I wouldn't be surprised if it's as dry as GBB's climate.This is my first time keeping a balfouri this small so at one inch is it ok to give it dry sub? Seems like it would still be a little fragile at this size for such dry conditions..
Thanks viper I already set it up on barely moist sub but once it drys out I'm leaving it dry..It will probably take two days at the very most.. The guy I bought him from said he raised it on dry sub so I dont see the point in risking it..I've actually kept both of mine dry, w/water bowl of course. No issues.