Umm...Its up there one inch Lol... I was going to keep it barely moist but wanted to ask first..Um... what size?
I've yet to come across any sling that thrives on bone dry substrate. So, there's that.
Thanks man thats what I was thinking...I'd keep it on lightly moist substrate.
Interesting but I'm too scared to try that.Lol who knows maybe the way you house yours is best.. If I had more than one I would try both ways honestly...Always kept mine on bone dry substrate, ever since it was maybe less than an inch. Its alive and kicking.
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.
No problem man!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..