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Should i change the substrate

Discussion in 'General Tarantula Discussion' started by Aykut Altuntop, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. Aykut Altuntop

    Aykut Altuntop Member

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    Guys today my T moulted and after that i saw mold in her enclosure should i change the substrate is it harmful for her or should i wait for a week.( Mold is in the substrate so i cant just take it)
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    Mr. P Well-Known Member

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    Are you sure it's mold? What substrate are you using?
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    You could just scoop the mould out using a spoon.
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    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member Premium Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Just change it already. Obviously that's what you've been dying to do.:confused:
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    @Aykut Altuntop If you do decide to change it wait a week to give your T chance to harden after moulting.
  6. Aykut Altuntop

    Aykut Altuntop Member

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    İ am using cocopeat and i cant take a photo now but it is really mold( the photo isn't mine but it is almost same

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    İ tried but it is deep inside :( i think i will wait for a couple days and change her substrate. will mold harm her
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    Aykut Altuntop Member

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    I couldn't say what i mean but is it harmful for her to changing the substrate after couple days. Forgive me if i couldn't tell it in english :D
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    I'd leave her a week before changing the substrate, the mould won't harm her. Use dry substrate in her container in future, a water bowl will be enough to keep humidity right.
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    Definitely let her harden up, but I'd change the substrate once she does.

    Organic chemical few peat is very mold resistant unlike cocofiber.

    I had a T die from fecal impaction. I suspect, but can't prove, that mold did it. It was that yellow mold.

    Another youtuYou lost his Singapore blue to the same thing & he had the exact same yellow mold.

    That doesn't quite prove anything, but I'll change my substrate ASAP if it comes back again!!