Misting

ballpython2

Arachnoprince
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I have the following T's

Costa Rican Tigerrump Tarantula (Cyclosternum fasciatum)
Antilles Pinktoe Tarantula (Avicularia versicolor)
Curly Hair Tarantula (Brachypelma albopilosum)
Mexican Red Rump (Brachypelma vagans)
Cameroon Red Baboon (Hysterocrates gigas)
Brazilian Giant Blonde (Nhandu vulpinus)
Trinidad Chevron (Psalmopoeus cambridgei)

I been reading caresheets (not from this site) and some say to mist and some say not to mist.

So do I mist these guys or not?...Also I have a humidifer which i use to keep the humidity up (duh) but there is condensation on most of the enclosures I was told this was bad. so should i be misting the enclosures instead??
 

Trey

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I talked to a Botar about the same thing with my P. Regalis sling if I should mist or not and he said as long as you have a water dish for 99% of all T's you should be fine. Humidity more times than not means internal. Plus when you mist a T's it really makes them mad so why do it.
 

ErikH

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For the ones that require higher humidity, you can mist the substrate in a corner of the enclosure away from the T. Don't mist the tarantula itself, just the substrate.
 

ember

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:) That is what I do... I mist a corner of the tank, or its wall...
 

mandolin101

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ember, your signiture may be true for most T's, but I train mine to specifically taraget guests in my house, and scare the living tar out of them :} :} :}
 

ember

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I have yet to post (including pics) about our new tarantula's habit of CHARGING and CLIMBING the tank wall and dripping venom when someone puts their face up close to see him. It is fantastic!
 

Mattyb

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If they are too small for a water dish then i mist.


-Matty
 
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