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Water in Eco Earth question.

Discussion in 'Tarantula Enclosures' started by ALD, Aug 28, 2018.

  1. ALD

    ALD Active Member

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    My B Albopilosum is in pre molt and I have been overflowing her water dish in the one corner for her as she seems to have been hanging around it for the extra humidity. I noticed when I gave her fresh water this evening that the water has been going down in the Eco Earth. To the bottom of the critter keeper she is in. It's a darker color. There is no debris or anything in this enclosure yet, so I am assuming it is fine and will dry out over time. I will not overflow any further. Just looking for some input. In your opinion Eco Earth with nothing else in in- no debris should not mold, right?
    Thanks in advance.
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    ALD Active Member

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    Photo to show what I mean.

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  3. Mr. P

    Mr. P Active Member

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    As long as you have good air flow and let it dry out between waterings then you shouldn't have a mold problem.
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  4. ALD

    ALD Active Member

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    Yeah. I need to let it dry out. Had no idea it was building up under the substrate like that. Thanks for the input.
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    Arachnoclown Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Its suppose to be like that...the top layers should be dry. The T will burrow down to the moisture level it desires. Your substrate looks a little too dry to me...especially for a critter keeper. They dry out extremely fast.
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    Just keep a full, fresh water dish for any brachy..that is literally more than they need. Molting or not..
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