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C versicolor disaster averted ??

Discussion in 'Tarantula Photos and Videos' started by Whitelightning777, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. Whitelightning777

    Whitelightning777 Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    So, my Versicolor started exploring the bottom of the enclosure like he was looking for something.

    I captured some pictures of him hanging around a stump in the cage.

    Later when I returned, I noticed he was lethargic and maybe even going into a death curl.

    I added a water dish after misting the cage. He made a straight line for it and currently is getting a nice big drink. Hopefully he'll be ok. The substrate is vermiculite.

    Here's the pics.


    C Versicolor Charles stump 1.jpg C Versicolor Charles stump 2.jpg C Versicolor Charles stump 3.jpg C Versicolor Charles stump 4.jpg C Versicolor Charles stump 5.jpg C Versicolor Charles stump 6.jpg C Versicolor Charles disaster averted 1.jpg C Versicolor Charles disaster averted 2.jpg
  2. Enn49

    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Why didn't it have a water bowl already?
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  3. Shampain

    Shampain Well-Known Member

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    I’m not having a pop bud but I thought it was primary to give all Ts a water dish except small slings whose pot is too small to fit one in? Nice pics though :)
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    Dustin Amack Well-Known Member

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    Water dish is essential. I've also heard that using only vermiculite as a substrate will dehydrate your T. Vermiculite is designed to absorb moisture, this sucking moisture out of everything in can... Just a thought.
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    Shampain Well-Known Member

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    Vermiculite only is good for slings imo... Deadly Tarantula girl on YouTube swears by it... I also like it as it holds moisture well but I agree if left unsuitably Dry it will suck any remaining moisture from the enclosure :)
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    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member Premium Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I agree...i only use straight vermiculite with tiny slings that dont need a water dish yet(the vermiculite is really wet). I use 2 water dishes with my Versicolors and Avics. A large one on the ground then I hot glue one up high where the spend the majority of their time.
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