- Jan 28, 2016
I've never misted for any of my tarantulas arboreal or otherwise. I've not had a problem with substrate in the water bowl too much as most of my pokie water dishes are up high (glued with a double cup or wedged in off the ground). If I feel I need more humidity I moisten the substrate. If they need water they have the dishes.Im curious as to why you don't agree with occasional misting for drinking purposes?
Ts can have a big range on their water requirements. A T from the desert will not need water as often as a T from the rain forest. Some Ts never use a water dish. Others I see drinking from them right often. I make sure they have water available and call it good.As further evidence to support my practice I'll ask you this.. How many Ts not just pokies live near a permanent source of water? Is it possible that they rely more on dew and rain as a primary source of hydration?
Not misting with a water dish has worked good for me and so I laid it out as what I would personally do. People are welcome to mist if they choose.