- Jan 25, 2011
I was just wondering, is a 2.5 inch sling big enough for a small waterdish or would a bottle cap be better? I want to do what ever I can to prevent drowning.
This would be my suggestion as well. I would go ahead and introduce a water dish at the time of the next molt. I would skip over the bottle cap and just do the dish. I'd only fill it about halfway though and continue with some light misting until yet one more molt. At that time a full water dish should be just fine for your P. regalis.Otherwise, you can always spray the sides of the enclosure with water and the tarantula will drink the water droplets.
no it won't, morio on the other hand.. they bite. don't steal the thread agin. i'll call the forum policemy rose hair has just molted and there is still 2 mealworm in tank burrowed will they hurt my tarantula:wall:
The only thing that you should be worried about drowning is the prey. Since Ts do not actively breathe, it would take something like soap to break the water tension to actually make it so a T can drown. It is more likely for them to suffocate, but even that is not really a concern.A 2.5 incher could use a small plastic lid for a waterdish. Something like a plastic pop bottle lid would do. It might help to put a small stone in the lid too if you're afraid of drowning.