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Drinking Versicolors!

Discussion in 'Avicularia' started by Ethel Webster, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. Ethel Webster

    Ethel Webster Member

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    This morning I caught both my Versi slings drinking from their tiny 'bowls'. I've had them 5 weeks now and one hasn't eaten for 2 weeks. Neither have moulted yet and I can't wait to experience a moult!

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  2. Enn49

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

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    I still find moults exciting. I hope you don't have too long to wait.
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    Very cool :) I remember how excited I got the first time I saw one of my T's using her water bowl. Recently my B. hamorii has made a habit of taking a drink after every meal- at first I thought she was dropping food boluses in the bowl but nope, just thirsty.

    Hope you get a molt soon!
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    Drinking is so important for a Tarantula in pre-molt. Good on you for offering a water dish, and one without rocks inside too! You'd be surprised how many people still think tarantulas can drown.
  5. PinkT

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    What are using for a bowl? My current enclosure is too small for even a water cap. Caught my versicolor drinking off the soil I moistened. Also drops of water off the web.
  6. Ethel Webster

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    I saw one drinking off the soil too so I put in clean pill packet blisters as bowls. Water caps don't fit in my tubs either.
  7. Enn49

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

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    I have heard of people using small Lego bricks as water bowls..
  8. Ethel Webster

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    And golf tees!
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    That's so funny, since I thought of using one of those. The Mom in me thought the edges were too sharp..LOL
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    I have been on the hunt for a Monoploy house or hotel with no luck. Don't know of anyone my way with legos. Did thing of those too.
  11. Ethel Webster

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    I've rounded them off nicely, lol!
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    Plastic soda caps are also awesome.
  13. PinkT

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    I rounded one off and seems to be working. Thanks,!
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    I saw mine drinking earlier today, just finished the molt.
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  15. PinkT

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    Caught my versicolor drinking this morning too Ethel Webster! IMG_20171126_100710.jpg Darker pic she's drinking. Better pic she's done. Notice the dish!

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    I knkw this thread is way old but it got me thinking about small water dishes for a sling and i figured you could use the end plug from a bic pen. The plug is the part at the oposite end of the drawing tip. It may be a bit long but you could partially burry it in the substrate or cut a length of it off. Maybe someone will find this useful if they dont have leggo or a blister pack of pills. I may look around the house and start a new thread full of ideas for small water dishes.
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  17. Phil

    Phil Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I also use the cupboard blanking caps. The type that covers the pre drilled holes when putting in shelving etc.
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  18. Whitelightning777

    Whitelightning777 Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Those rubber ends on water droppers can work if cut back the right way. They can also be made to stick to the side of the enclosure.

    My Versicolor strongly prefers an elevated water dish.
  19. DreadedNeith

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    Those are both great ideas.