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Enn49

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Hello and welcome. :) Nice collection and good to see someone else going for the dwarf Ts.
 

Casey K.

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Welcome to our family! :) We hope you enjoy your stay! C. versicolor require a somewhat humid environment but you must have plenty of cross ventilation to prevent stagnant air and mold. Keep your substrate slightly damp (not soaked) and provide a reservoir. Other than that, they are fairly hardy arboreals. :)
 

Phil

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U have convinced me lol will have to add it to my shopping basket
Welcome to the family.....I am based in the UK and have about 20 C versi slings available (plus a new sac) so feel free to message me when ready and if you need any more info on care needs.

Check out my reviews on here for peace of mind. :)

 

octanejunkie

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C. versicolor require a somewhat humid environment but you must have plenty of cross ventilation to prevent stagnant air and mold. Keep your substrate slightly damp (not soaked) and provide a reservoir. Other than that, they are fairly hardy arboreals. :)

Not to come off as a correction, I would not keep C. versi in a humid environment, but like Casey said, cross ventilation and slightly higher than relative humidity can be accomplished by simply my over flowing the water dish once every week or so - the more substrate you have the more moisture it will hold for longer. This, combined with good cross ventilation, will create ample humidity for an avicularia sp.
 

Casey K.

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Not to come off as a correction, I would not keep C. versi in a humid environment, but like Casey said, cross ventilation and slightly higher than relative humidity can be accomplished by simply my over flowing the water dish once every week or so - the more substrate you have the more moisture it will hold for longer. This, combined with good cross ventilation, will create ample humidity for an avicularia sp.


A humid environment (I have found from personal experience) is essential for Caribena and Avicularia species due to issues in molting. Tarantulas do have a layer of moisture that builds up between their old exoskeleton and new exoskeleton that helps during the removal of the old exoskeleton during a molt, however, if the environment is dry for these species, I have found that it will cause that fluid between exoskeletons to dry up fairly quickly, resulting in molting issues.
 
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