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    Thread: Unsure of care for OBT sling during winter months!

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      I live in AZ and am unsure if I will have to humidify him and if I do will a reptifogger work? Or is he cool with mistings till he is bigger?????

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      Depending on the size you could just mist. IDK anything about a fogger though I have never used one. Will it be really dry there through the winter? You could always run a humidifier in the room with the Ts if it will be super dry. It would be good for you too I'm sure!
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      I'm in SC so not nearly as dry as it is there. It does get pretty dry in the winter with the heat running all the time though. I run a small humidifier in my T room, and just mist as normal for small slings. I like to keep a corner misted for my little slings, and more for the slings that require high humidity.

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      What kind of container is your OBT in? The more air holes the more air flow. I know that sounds stupid but if there are less air holes then you can increase the humidity without using a humidifier with the misting or you could use some orchid moss and keep that damp inside the enclosure. It really depends on how your container is set up to determine what might work best for you.

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      With slings, you can control the humidity in the vial just by keeping the sub moist and maybe close a few air holes.
      I find it to be trickier to control the temp in my enclosures than the humidity. However, that will be less of an issue once my T's have their own room.
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      Don't forget, Usambara's are a savannah species and don't like wet substrates and stuffy, stale air. Ideally humidity with good ventilation.

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      They are in I wanna call them vials, but they are tall and round and they have many air holes tapped in by me. I can mist that won't be a problem and I have a humidifier somewhere around here.

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      Quote Originally Posted by jfulcher View Post
      They are in I wanna call them vials, but they are tall and round and they have many air holes tapped in by me. I can mist that won't be a problem and I have a humidifier somewhere around here.
      Winter means cooler temps and higher relative humidity, unless you're running the heat a lot. If the day temps are usually in the 70's and nights in the 60's in the winter, you don't want to have a wet cage for an Usambara. I'd think periodic mistings would be enough. They're tough little guys from an area with long dry seasons.

      That other spiders do you have?

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      I just spray a bit when I think about it.
      OBT's are pretty hard beasts: )

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      Quote Originally Posted by Poec54 View Post
      Winter means cooler temps and higher relative humidity, unless you're running the heat a lot. If the day temps are usually in the 70's and nights in the 60's in the winter, you don't want to have a wet cage for an Usambara. I'd think periodic mistings would be enough. They're tough little guys from an area with long dry seasons.

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