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Cherie - Sat Jul 19, 2014 1:14 pm
If it does get to cold, maybe a small blanket over the enclosure? Your thoughts Saphira?
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Saphira - Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:21 pm
if you put a small blanket over the enclosure it will reduce the ventilation..I would not worry unless at night it get below about 14/16c..some T's are quite resilient and hardy. during the winter when i 1st got Charlie it went down to 10c at night and rose onnly to about 18/19 during the day, i did not sue a heat mat, and wont for my other, they just become less active and concerve energy etc
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Saphira - Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:22 pm
and i cant spell, and stoopid Typos, fgs lol :) :)
cj60 - Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:00 pm
And I'm back having been without electric since late this morning but its thundering again and hasnt stopped raining all day.
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Saphira - Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:15 pm
Good old spanish plume and destabilization causing some pretty awesome storm, more too come though folks :)
Atomfix - Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:02 pm
Humidity is still at an all time high of 97% and condensation is very noticeable on the sides and lid. Any tips on maybe reducing the humidity?
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Saphira - Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:13 pm
you may have to take some of the substrate out and replace it with much much drier substrate, this will lower the humidity
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Tomo2011 - Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:25 pm
sqeeze some of the water out
Atomfix - Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:26 pm
Now that's what I was afriad of. Disturbing the T again. I put some coco fibre in yesterday. Was in block form, I had to hydrate it.
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Tomo2011 - Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:30 pm
how big is the T, and what sp is it?
Atomfix - Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:37 pm
Juvenile. Possibly around 3-4Months old. Salmon Pink Birdeater
Atomfix - Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:37 pm
Maybe older 6-7M
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Tomo2011 - Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:39 pm
it will soon dry out, make sure it has something to sit on if it dont like the wet sub
Atomfix - Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:44 pm
Aha, I'll just stop worrying then. I'm probably being too paranoid. T looks very comfortable under the bark, it hasn't long taken a maggot. I'll probably put more ventilation holes in.
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Tomo2011 - Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:47 pm
yea put more vent holes and it be fine, temps/humidity dont have to be bang on
carlacally - Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:09 am
Any one give me some advice on a very dehydrated spider
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Tomo2011 - Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:32 am
water
carlacally - Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:09 am
Iv put it in a ICU jus wanna no if there is any more I can do x
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Martin - Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:50 am
Get a picture up.. could be a male on his last legs..
Atomfix - Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:13 pm
So I've got some crickets yesterday. I've put some veg (Sweetcorn, Peas) in their new enclosure. They seem to love it. All of them are fighting over it. What's the chances of them breeding?
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Martin - Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:14 pm
You will need to have a pot of damp soil for the females to lay their eggs into, grt some roaches much better & they dont stink like crickets do :twisted:
Atomfix - Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:40 pm
Hmm, I could. Where's the best place to get them in the UK online? I'm not aware of any shops in Caerphilly that sells them.
cj60 - Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:32 pm
You will find pet shops dont stock feeder roaches as once you have them with proper management you wont need to go back for more unlike with crickets
Atomfix - Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:03 pm
Thanks for the link Tomo. Even though they are cheap, the idea of breeding live food is more appealing.
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