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Old 09-06-2019, 03:42 PM
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Reading and been given some different information regarding the substrate for Brachypelma Hamorii. I haven't had mine long and keep the substrate bone dry except for occasional overflowing of the water dish. Is this correct?
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Reading and been given some different information regarding the substrate for Brachypelma Hamorii. I haven't had mine long and keep the substrate bone dry except for occasional overflowing of the water dish. Is this correct?
For mine I tend to do the same. For the most part the substrate is dry and I keep the water dish full (though I've never seen it touch it). Once a week or so I mist one side of the enclosure (not really wet though) and it has been getting on just fine for ages now. Just let it dry before wetting it again to keep chances of mould down.
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My Brachypelma Hamorii prefers dry, I provide a water dish and she’s happy and molted without any problems.


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Reading and been given some different information regarding the substrate for Brachypelma Hamorii. I haven't had mine long and keep the substrate bone dry except for occasional overflowing of the water dish. Is this correct?
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For mine I tend to do the same. For the most part the substrate is dry and I keep the water dish full (though I've never seen it touch it). Once a week or so I mist one side of the enclosure (not really wet though) and it has been getting on just fine for ages now. Just let it dry before wetting it again to keep chances of mould down.
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Dry, with just occasional overflowing of the water dish- they come from very dry scrub/pampas/desert outskirts in Mexico. Any info suggesting damp substrates or high humidity a la rainforest is incorrect.
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Old 10-07-2019, 10:06 AM
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[/QUOTE]Dry, with just occasional overflowing of the water dish- they come from very dry scrub/pampas/desert outskirts in Mexico. Any info suggesting damp substrates or high humidity a la rainforest is incorrect.[/QUOTE]

Agreed.

I should point out for me it ends up really being fortnightly and by mist I mean mist, not the spray down some people appear to give their enclosures. Substrate is not wet (reported by some that they prefer drinking water droplets...I’ve never seen it touch those or the water dish but hasn’t hurt it in the last two years 🙂 )
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Old 09-08-2019, 12:20 AM
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cheers for sharing sounds like good advice
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