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  1. octanejunkie

    Help with my sling!

    It's easier to pack down the substrate without the spider in the enclosure, also they don't like being squished
  2. octanejunkie

    I have high protein dog food. Is this good to include in my roach show for red runners?

    Let's just say I know why some dogs eat their own poo... It literally smells the same coming out as it did going in
  3. octanejunkie

    I have high protein dog food. Is this good to include in my roach show for red runners?

    Yep, dry dog food is my staple and I supplement with vegetables and oranges Oh, I feed the same to my roaches
  4. octanejunkie

    So what does everyone do for a living?

    I'm a turd herder
  5. octanejunkie

    Your favorite flavor "anything"

    This sounds salacious...
  6. octanejunkie

    My pinktoe not molting??

    If it continues to eat then it is not going to molt. As has been said, slow down feeding to once a week or once every other week and make sure it always has access to clean water. Enjoy your spider.
  7. octanejunkie

    Who's molted today

    Ringo, #4, the last of my C. versi molted today, mid-day, within the 1-2 hours I stepped out. Now all 4 of them are 3i Spider in front, exo behind
  8. octanejunkie

    C. versicolor slings!

    #4, Ringo, finally molted today The spider is in front stretched out, exo behind it
  9. octanejunkie

    Coco Coir: chemically treated?

    Moderately dry (slightly damp) substrate will be fine for a Grammosotola. Overflow the water dish once a month and otherwise keep it full with clean water, letting the substrate dry out. You and your T will be fine.
  10. octanejunkie

    Your favorite flavor "anything"

    Scotch, whiskey or rye, paired with an aged porterhouse, cooked medium rare.
  11. octanejunkie

    Rehousing slings

    I keep water bowls full and moisten substrate weekly, letting it dry out to the touch - not bone dry. I also mist weekly (to put moisture on sides, plants and webbing) and drop water into webbing of my avics. It's a trial and error thing based on your relative and ambient conditions.
  12. octanejunkie

    Rehousing slings

    Good point. I should have said excess humidity is just as bad a bone dry environment; and both have been found to be detrimental to avics. If you have an amazing cross breeze you can probably have wet substrate as the airflow will "drain off" excess humidity. If you have cross ventilation and...
  13. octanejunkie

    Rehousing slings

    Err on the dry side for avics
  14. octanejunkie

    Coco Coir: chemically treated?

    I share Tom Moran's formula for substrate 4 parts Coco fibre 4 parts peat moss 1 part clean, dry sand 1 part shredded sphagnum moss, or vermiculite, or both! You can add organic soil if you need more firm substrate, just make sure there are no pesticides, fertilizer or pine, redwood, cedar, etc...
  15. octanejunkie

    Help with my sling!

    +1 on packing down substrate pack down 1/4" at the bottom, moisten the crap out of it, then keep packing down damp sub to desired level
  16. octanejunkie

    My Critters- gonna take a while to post them all....

    Terrifyingly adorable :oops: :p
  17. octanejunkie

    Ts for Tuesdays

    It's a hider, not a spider, but they are adorable when you can see em :T:
  18. octanejunkie

    My Critters- gonna take a while to post them all....

    Nice! What's that basket looking mesh behind the webbing?
  19. octanejunkie

    First critter on its way

    I predict you will have at least 11 spiders by the end of the pandemic. Prove me wrong. (Hint: this sh1t will never end)
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