Hi thereRe humidity - Arachnoclown is I hear is a very experienced keeper, so is more likely to be right. BUT, I
can't help but feel that 'NO HUMIDITY' is misleading/bad advice? Surely they need some humidity in order to moult successfully?
'I did buy a fogged for humidity' - I agree that that definitely shouldn't be used. As I understand it the water bowl is the most important thing. I know in the past there has been bad advice to keep avics too humid, then that combined with lack of ventilation have caused them to die. So I think that is way Arachnoclown is strongly advising against humidity? However I have since read that it wasn't the humidity as such that was killing them - they are used to rainforests right? It was the lack of air flow combined with excess humidity. I have heard that 'air humidity' is quite important but by no means should it be 'wet' with condensation. I am so confused too, because the spider shop below, usually seem to be accurate with advice when I cross-reference, and they are recommending a significantly higher humidity for avics compared to the average recommendation for Ts. Are they wrong?
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I have only been keeping Ts for 6 months Raptorsnap07, so I am going to link you to some youtube videos that seem to give the soundest advice and explanations overall and have a lot of experience behind them, as well as acknowledging that understanding is changing and improving all the time >
Although, Tom Moran does advise completely against using a hygrometer. I do use a hygrometer, to check the humidity doesn't get too high, if nothing else.
Few points for you in relation of your post to think abouts.
1.Humidity and moulting.
Humidity values are irrelevant in regards of moulting.Moulting is internal process solely dependent on the fluids inside tarantulas body not its environment. That's why often they can be observed drinking just before they moult.
2. Species information from vendors.
Many vendors are stating environmental guideline numbers in relation of where tarantulas originate.These numbers are not set in stone and they only reflect a very short period of time when readings are taken.They are more of an additional information rather than a care sheet.Do not mistake one for the other.
Micromanagement of small enclosure conditions located in a room while trying to mimic those of their natural habitat is more likely to go wrong rather than being a success.
3.When using hygrometer have in mind that the cheap gadget you have is probably totally inaccurate as most hobby grade gadgets are.