My Slings Drink From Deli Cup Lids

Andrea82

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Awesome you got a pic on the right time :)
But ehmm, you might want to check the first enclosure from the ground up...it looks like the lid is not really closing on the right side...
 

CyclingSam

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Thanks for looking out for me. That lid sticks really tight if I push it too far in. The lip helps me get it off easier, but it still is tight.
 

Andrea82

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Thanks for looking out for me. That lid sticks really tight if I push it too far in. The lip helps me get it off easier, but it still is tight.
Oh, good, pfew! And you're welcome! We fellow spider-addicts must look out for one another :D
 

14pokies

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Pretty cool.. I
Thanks for looking out for me. That lid sticks really tight if I push it too far in. The lip helps me get it off easier, but it still is tight.
I have the same exact enclosure and the lid is a monster if I close it completely..
 

dopamine

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Little water bottle caps work the best, imo. They keep humidity perfect for the most part as well and you're not constantly misting.
 

Bugmom

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Little water bottle caps work the best, imo. They keep humidity perfect for the most part as well and you're not constantly misting.
I don't give water bowls to anything smaller than 1" (or roughly smaller than the size [by leg span] of a plastic soda bottle lid).

I've done the "spray the lid" method for years for my tiny slings. It provides moisture without getting the substrate wet, and it doesn't startle the sling. The exceptions being species that have higher humidity requirements, such as my M. mesomelas. I do wet the substrate for them.
 

dopamine

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Fair enough, everyone's got their own way of doing things. I have a few slings under an inch and see them drinking from their dishes all the time. I think i've only witnessed one spider drink from the misting method in 20 years lol.
 

Bugmom

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Fair enough, everyone's got their own way of doing things. I have a few slings under an inch and see them drinking from their dishes all the time. I think i've only witnessed one spider drink from the misting method in 20 years lol.
And I see them do it all the time. *shrug* Who knows with spiders.
 
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