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      Newbie here

      Hi. Iíve been lurking here a lot lately and decided to post about my two tarantulas. I currently care for 1x E. murinus (2.5 years, ish) and 1x C. cyaneopubescens (1 year now) both from a sling.

      Iím interested to know the ins and outs, to be sure Iím caring properly. I was recently told that my green bottle blue should be kept in a dry environment by someone whom I thought was knowledgeable, but that goes against what Iíve learned and done with the species.

      Also, how do I know how much to feed them? Is there a consensus.

      Thank you!

      P.s. Iím trying to reach 5 posts so that I can ask about sexing in the sexing thread.


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      Hi RawrSean.

      Your friend's recommendation for a dry tank for GBB is correct. They are from the deserts of Venezuela and do seem to like it quite dry.

      That said, I do find my GBBs have been among my thirstier Ts, so make sure you keep a water dish in there for it.


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      Toss the male in, take him out of the water dish in bolus form the next day.

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      Quote Originally Posted by ManlyMan7 View Post
      Hi RawrSean.

      Your friend's recommendation for a dry tank for GBB is correct. They are from the deserts of Venezuela and do seem to like it quite dry.

      That said, I do find my GBBs have been among my thirstier Ts, so make sure you keep a water dish in there for it.

      That is interesting because mine seemed to do better when I went to daily misting versus 2/3x weekly misting.

      Do they need more humidity as slings as opposed to adults? (Do they hide amongst damp leaf litter while young, etc?)


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      Quote Originally Posted by RawrSean View Post
      That is interesting because mine seemed to do better when I went to daily misting versus 2/3x weekly misting.

      Do they need more humidity as slings as opposed to adults? (Do they hide amongst damp leaf litter while young, etc?)


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      I am a bit late, but better late than never.

      Humidity contrary to what most caresheets say is irrelevant as far as tarantula keeping is concerned. The moisture is a more suitable term. For dry enclosure loving species like C. cyaneopeubescens, a water dish is all the moisture they need. When dealing with GBB slings, they do like a bit more moisture, which can be accomplished by adding a few more drops of water to the substrate. Once they hit that 2" DLS mark, they should be fine with a Completely dry enclosure with a water dish.
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