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C versicolor care

James1975

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Hi every one,I've purchased a c versicolor sling,I've heard can be tricky to keep a lot just die,what humidity do they require as I want yo get it right and bring up to adult hood.
 

James1975

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I had success with a dry enclosure and a water dish. I think the “suddenly die” was due to old methods of spraying them down for humidity and creating stuffy enclosures
Thanks for the info greatly appreciated.
 

FishboyUK

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I've been keeping my 2 slings in 32oz deli cups with lots of holes in lid and 2 rows around the top side. A plastic milk bottle lid bowl which they have webbed over so I just drip a few drops of water with a pipette through the vent holes on to the web now and then instead which they drink. Substrate started of slightly moist but is basically dry now. No need for spraying in my limited experience.
 

James1975

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I've been keeping my 2 slings in 32oz deli cups with lots of holes in lid and 2 rows around the top side. A plastic milk bottle lid bowl which they have webbed over so I just drip a few drops of water with a pipette through the vent holes on to the web now and then instead which they drink. Substrate started of slightly moist but is basically dry now. No need for spraying in my limited experience.
Cheers mate will do that,thanks.
 

Phil

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agree with everything said. I have kept hundreds of C versi. Dry substrate, lots of cross ventilation and water dish/droplets on the web for the slings. very light misting once a week.
I have never really noticed a disproportionately high mortality rate kept this way and apart from the species that need high humidity (theraphosa for example), seems to work for all my Ts.

I look at it this way....vast majority of spiders available in the hobby are captive bred and so they are already acclimated to the weather/humidity of where they were bred (Europe/US/GB etc) so replicating the 'natural' environment like most care sheets suggest, is probably doing more harm than good.
 

James1975

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Seems to be doing well very active at the moment it's made a nice hammock so it can chill.and webbed the lid which is not good as I need to feed it.
 

Matthew

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This is how I setup my Versicolor's enclosure. An AMAC box upside down. She spends all her time up at the top and webs it all up but since it opens at the bottom I can get in there to feed and water without destroying its web castle. Learned this trick from one of @Arachnoclown 's posts.

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Phil

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something similar....(readily available from UK). I think they are used for baby snake or other reptile carriers. flip it on its side and then either have the hing bit wide or narrow by turning the lid round. plus a few extra ventilation holes and job done. I think they are about £1 each.
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