Raising Humidity?

Crashin J

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:confused: I need to get a lil humidity in my Curly's cage. I live in South Dakoka and we have very low humidity here. Would this work? Fill the bottom of the cage with fairly large gravel about 1/2 inch high. Then add water to that height. On top of the gravel put my potting soil on top of that about 2-3 inches. About once a week add more water. Would this work ok? If not please give me a few ideas.
 

Joy

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I've never tried a set-up such as you describe. It might be OK, but IME, B. albopilosum do fine on dry substrate with a water dish and a slightly restricted ventilation. IMO, dry substrate is always preferable when possible, as it is less likely to be troubled with mites, mold, phorid flies, and other pests.

Joy
 

MrT

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Joy's right.
You could always add a extra water dish. Or mist the sides of cage. The extra water dish should do it ..:)

E.T

By the way: Welcome to the boards. Your going to love this site.
 
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Code Monkey

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Curlies don't really need anything humidity wise. I've always kept them like Joy, dry substrate & water dish. When I have overflowed the waterbowl, this usually results in them hanging out on the sides of the tank away from the substrate which is a pretty good indicator to me of what they think of moisture.
 

Crashin J

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:confused: I was told I need a lil humidity in the tank, now you guys say no. Oh well, I'm confused. I'll do what ya say, since you all know and I'm learning.

Got a couple more lil guys coming, should be here Saturday!
P. Murinus Usumbara
Carlsbad Green

Thanks for the tips!
 

JacenBeers

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Have fun with the P Murinus they are a handful. DOnt touch it.
 

Crashin J

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:cool: Ok, you guys win! My only problem now is a bigger water dish takes up more room. My guys are in a Tubberware type container that I got at Wallyworld. Its about 71/2inches tall and 5 inches in diameter( round jobs). I took a deeper type of plastic cup, filled it with rocks, then filled it full of water. Before I just had a pill bottle lid in there. The lids are plastic screw on jobs that I drilled full of holes. I'll somehow close about 3/4 of those off and that should work. I hope....What ya think?



Jerry F

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MrT

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Jerry,
That sounds fine. How big is your spider?

Ernie
 
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