P. cambridgei Moisture

lackdawa

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How much moisture does this species require? I just have a water dish in and occasionally over-fill it with no problems. Just want to double check if that's okay or if they need additional moisture.
 

emartinm28

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As slings and young juveniles they could use some additional moisture but once they reach 2-3 inches your system is fine. Personally i’d keep a corner of the substrate damp anyway just in case
 

Storm76

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Keep appropriately sized waterdish filled, done. As far as juvies and adults go they'll be fine like that. Slings => waterbottle-cap sized waterdish - done.

As mentioned, you can overflow the waterdish a little occasionally.
 

Craig73

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I don’t have a cam but have two other Psalmopoeus and keep the sub slightly moist for slings and small juveniles by slightly overfilling the water dish. I do let it dry out in between though to reduce chances of mold creeping up. Once larger they won’t require more than just a filled water dish. Pretty hardy and low maintenance in my experience.
 

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The substrate should not dry out completely, as one likes to do with other species. Real plants are a good indicator here. As long as they are doing well, there is usually sufficient moisture...
If you don't want to constantly monitor the supply, just put a little more plants and moss in the enclosure. There is always some moisture left.
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The Grym Reaper

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Slings should be kept on slightly moist sub, juvies/adults are fine with you overflowing the water dish and repeating when it dries out, apart from ecclesiasticus the genus is pretty drought tolerant.
 

viper69

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How much moisture does this species require? I just have a water dish in and occasionally over-fill it with no problems. Just want to double check if that's okay or if they need additional moisture.
I raised irminia and pulcher- never overflowed dish
 

Smotzer

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I always keep mine with some moisture in the substrate since it doesn’t take long at all to do, that I allow to dry out occasionally as they are out of sling stage, but during sling stage I kept them on slightly moist pretty much always.
 
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