thirsty or what ?

Kent

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Hi can anbody tell me how my t can empty its water bowl within a couple of hours of filling it ??:?
 

arachnophile223

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it may have been thirsty or i could have evaporated. is it a dry environment? also, how deep was the bowl?
 

Kent

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Definetly not evaporation keep it quite moist in the enclosure and the bowl is about 1.5 x1.5 x half inch deep.
 

Sutekh

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Maybe the bowl got knocked over? Some T's just love to rearrange things.
Alternately, was there webbed up substrate hanging into the bowl - this can wick the water out.
 

Scoolman

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If any substarte touches the dish it can be wicked into the sub very quickly.
 

Kent

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You could be right there just looks like a string of vermiculite.
Thanks peeps
 

WARPIG

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Clean the edges of the water bowl, if any silk hangs from inside the container out, it will wick, and quick ( i made a rhyme{D)

I have always stated that the hardest part of the hobby ( if you have a lot of T's) is keeping water in the bowls and cricket remains from contaminating said bowls.

PIG-
 

JTC5150

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clean the edges of the water bowl, if any silk hangs from inside the container out, it will wick, and quick ( i made a rhyme{d)

i have always stated that the hardest part of the hobby ( if you have a lot of t's) is keeping water in the bowls and cricket remains from contaminating said bowls.

Pig-
lol!!!!{d{d{d
 

Bill S

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Yeah. Just a bit of soil will absorb a ton.
Actually, the bit of soil doesn't absorb much - but it serves as a "siphon" (through capillary action) to drain a water bowl. And it doesn't have to be anything as conspicuous as dirt - a few strands of webbing will do the same.
 
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