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Water Dish in the Enclosure

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Hi,

Can I get members advice about putting water dish in the enclosure for T's to drink it ? Some articles I read said that it's not necessary to put water dish in the enclosure as tarantulas is fine without water as long as you are able to moist the enclosure once a week and they get their water from moisting.

Some said, that Tarantulas are able to get their water from the prey that are been fed to them.

I am confused thus my question is :

1) Did T's need water and what is the best that you can do as keepers in supplying them with water adequately and will water dish serve the purpose ?


Thanks in advance my friends and appreciate your assistance to it.


Regards,

Sholihin Aziz
 

Mundo exotico

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Hi,

Can I get members advice about putting water dish in the enclosure for T's to drink it ? Some articles I read said that it's not necessary to put water dish in the enclosure as tarantulas is fine without water as long as you are able to moist the enclosure once a week and they get their water from moisting.

Some said, that Tarantulas are able to get their water from the prey that are been fed to them.

I am confused thus my question is :

1) Did T's need water and what is the best that you can do as keepers in supplying them with water adequately and will water dish serve the purpose ?


Thanks in advance my friends and appreciate your assistance to it.


Regards,

Sholihin Aziz

Hello.
Water dish in the enclosure is very important. Ts take fluids from their prey but also drink water. Personally I almost never mist enclosures but water dish is alwaus available.
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Always provide a water dish, regardless of species, and make sure the dish is full with clean water.

Some Ts will fill water dishes with various matter, substrate, moss, excrement, bolluses, but your job remains unchanged. See above.
 

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Tarantulas do indeed need water. While a select few on social media may disagree, but a water dish is very important. Many of the reasons why have already been stated above. Misting isn’t beneficial at all, 95% of caresheets and youtube videos may recommend it, but it is a useless concept. You can get by with no water dish for slings in enclosures with no space for one, but instead of misting, which annoys the tarantula more than anything, just use something like an eye dropper to add a few drops of water to part of the substrate.
 
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Always provide a water dish, regardless of species, and make sure the dish is full with clean water.

Some Ts will fill water dishes with various matter, substrate, moss, excrement, bolluses, but your job remains unchanged. See above.
Thank you friend for the valuable advice. Will immediately implement the advice.
 
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Location
Malaysia, Nilai
Tarantulas do indeed need water. While a select few on social media may disagree, but a water dish is very important. Many of the reasons why have already been stated above. Misting isn’t beneficial at all, 95% of caresheets and youtube videos may recommend it, but it is a useless concept. You can get by with no water dish for slings in enclosures with no space for one, but instead of misting, which annoys the tarantula more than anything, just use something like an eye dropper to add a few drops of water to part of the substrate.
Thank you friend for the valuable advice. Will immediately implement the advice.
 

shelbi8119

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Always provide a water dish, regardless of species, and make sure the dish is full with clean water.

Some Ts will fill water dishes with various matter, substrate, moss, excrement, bolluses, but your job remains unchanged. See above.
You aren't lying... I change my A. Chalcodes water every other day cause she's always throwing substrate into it ‍♀️♀️
 

Blackdog

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My L. Klugi basking in the water and my two new water dishes-poured resin skulls that glow in the dark
 

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m0lsx

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My experience with water dishes is, don't use the commercially made water dishes. They look good. But leak water, as they are not sealed properly. I use bottle & jar tops Etc. I find the tops from drink bottles, those on the plastic milk bottles, peanut butter jars & smaller coffee jars, provide all the sizes I need. Plus, if a T is prone to moving water dishes around. I just add a second & a couple have 3.

I gave all of my commercially made water dishes away last year. After getting fed up with having to top them up too often.
 

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It is important to supply a tarantula with a water dish at all times. One of the main reasons is that when a tarantula is in premolt, they usually stop hunting to reserve their energy for the molting process. This being said, they are no longer getting their fluids from their food. They need the water dish so that they can replace the fluid from food intake.
 
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