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New Cobalt Blue owner

Post by John Do » Mon, 18 Feb 2002 05:23:00



Well I got my Cobalt Blue today,  and I have to say the pet shop lady has
some balls, she was quick, but it did strike at her. Once we got her home,
it wasn't that hard getting her out of the plastic dish they gave to me. I
got some other questions, i bought a humidity guage, and its readying at
about 60% how do I raise the humidity level? Is their any light I can use? I
have been misting twice a day, but the temp isnt high enough in their, to
raise the humidity level, like i said i keep my room around 77-80F year
around. Thanks
 
 
 

New Cobalt Blue owner

Post by Martin Overto » Mon, 18 Feb 2002 07:44:30


Hi,



Quote:
>Well I got my Cobalt Blue today,  and I have to say the pet shop lady has
>some balls, she was quick, but it did strike at her. Once we got her home,
>it wasn't that hard getting her out of the plastic dish they gave to me. I
>got some other questions, i bought a humidity guage, and its readying at
>about 60% how do I raise the humidity level? Is their any light I can use? I
>have been misting twice a day, but the temp isnt high enough in their, to
>raise the humidity level, like i said i keep my room around 77-80F year
>around. Thanks

Here's a link to a caresheet for the Cobalt Blue (H.lividum).

http://arachnophiliac.com/burrow/caresheets/haplopelma_lividum.htm

Temp is fine, humidity will vary depending on how much air can get out
of the tank. What sort of lid have you got? If you have one of those
screen or 'Pet Pals' type lids then the humidity will never be any
higher than around 50-60 percent. If that is the case, cover most of
the screen or slits with plastic or whatever to restrict the air-flow.
Not too much as otherwise you'll end up with a tank that will
encourage mould and other bacteria.

Hope this helps?

Regards,
Martin Overton
BTS & ATS Member
Arachnophiliac/The Tarantula's Burrow - http://arachnophiliac.com/burrow/home.htm

 
 
 

New Cobalt Blue owner

Post by Jason Turn » Mon, 18 Feb 2002 19:40:25


If your room is 77-80 you shouldn have to worry at all about extra heat
for your T. The cage should be the same temp. And heat doesn't have
anything to do with humidity. Plenty of cool areas on the earth have
high humdity and many hot areas have very low humidity. (Think fog on a
cool morning. Humidity is determined by the level of moisture, not temp.
Just keep the top covered mostly with plastic wrap, keep the substrate
moist, and you shouldn't have to worry much. Most tarantulas are not
that delicate. I've already said this......but you don't need light for
a tarantula.    

                 Thank You
                 Jason Turner

 
 
 

New Cobalt Blue owner

Post by Leslie Fo » Tue, 19 Feb 2002 16:40:59


If the Cobalt burrows down dont worry about the humidity to much as it will
be higher in the burrow also a shallow water bowl may help as it will raise
the humidity and allow drinking if the humidity is low. If the humidity is
right they dont need to drink.

Quote:
> If your room is 77-80 you shouldn have to worry at all about extra heat
> for your T. The cage should be the same temp. And heat doesn't have
> anything to do with humidity. Plenty of cool areas on the earth have
> high humdity and many hot areas have very low humidity. (Think fog on a
> cool morning. Humidity is determined by the level of moisture, not temp.
> Just keep the top covered mostly with plastic wrap, keep the substrate
> moist, and you shouldn't have to worry much. Most tarantulas are not
> that delicate. I've already said this......but you don't need light for
> a tarantula.

>                  Thank You
>                  Jason Turner

 
 
 

New Cobalt Blue owner

Post by Alison Chaike » Wed, 20 Feb 2002 02:20:11


Quote:

> If the Cobalt burrows down dont worry about the humidity to much as
> it will be higher in the burrow also a shallow water bowl may help
> as it will raise the humidity and allow drinking if the humidity is
> low. If the humidity is right they dont need to drink.

Our A. brunius definitely drink water even though I try to keep their
enclosures at 60-70% humidity.  That's what others are recommending
for spiders from arid areas.  It seems to me a good idea to have a
water dish and give the spider the option.  We also give our hermit
crabs both fresh and salt water ("Instant Ocean") and I regularly see
them drink out of both.

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