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To mist or not to mist

ballpython2

Arachnoprince
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I have two slings one is a Mexican Red Leg (Brachypelma emilia) and the other is a Brazilian Salmon Tarantula (Lasiodora parahybana) do I mist their enclosures at all? or should I mist the enclosure but only the walls of it??
 

Talkenlate04

ArachnoGod
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With slings I mist the side of the wall of the container. You dont ever want to mist the T itself, just the walls or the substrate. A lot of the time slings will drink off the walls and even pick up substrate and suck the water out of it. Most slings at .5" and under I keep on the moist side.
 

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Arachnoknight
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Oct 2, 2004
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if theyre too small for a chapstick cap, just mist one of the corners of the enclosure or one side of the vial/cup. if it's a high humidity T, i also give it an all around mist from like 12" above the enclosure. the mist will settle on their webbing and they also get it from there. :D
 

green_bottle_04

Arachnobaron
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keep the l. para's enclosure somewhat humid. with a humidity gradient through the tank.
 
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